I have no doubt that there are some of you out there who are thinking to yourself. "Oh great it's 9/11, cue the tribute posts on all social media and you are just sick and tired of it all right? Or perhaps you are one of the children of the victims who were left behind and you are afraid this event on this day is now all that defines you.
To the people that are sick of all those posts: I understand your frustration and it is perfectly fine that you feel that way but just remember that those innocent people all were loved by someone, all had families they left behind. They were mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, husbands, and wives, and friends. Some who gave up their lives, rushing in to try and save the lives of strangers. Some of who we may or may not ever get to know the names or stories of. But even so, it is important that we remember because as one very wise history teacher once told me, history ALWAYS repeats itself so the more knowledgeable we are about it, the more we can learn from it, the better we can protect and prevent ourselves from ever letting something this tragic happen again. Letting people know that even when a disaster strikes we are always ready and willing to come together and unite to help each other because there is ALWAYS good people in this world, you just have to look for them.