A 911 memorial carved into a granite rockI still remember the infamous day and the horrible pain in my heart and mind after watching the World Trade Centers burn and crumble to the ground.

Why would anyone want to kill thousands of innocent people?

How could I forget? How could any one forget?

It didn’t make any sense back then and it still doesn’t make any sense now, over a decade later.

Except for this…

Immediately after the attacks, people flocked to New York City to help. They drove across country, they stood on long lines waiting to dig through the rubble, and they banded together as one.

We united to share the pain, to grieve the loss, to bring comfort, and love and aid, to a city that was wounded and suffering.

September 11th was a day that truly united all the states through an outpouring of love and compassion.

A love that knew no boundaries: a love that expanded beyond our borders and vibrated throughout the entire world.

We need to see more of the other side of infamy and remember what else happened on that fateful day.

Hopefully, it won’t take another tragedy for us to share the love and concern we all have for each other as human beings.