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The Other Side of Infamy - A Day to Remember

As a New Yorker, I remember that infamous day.

The heart-wrenching pain, the endless stream of tears running down my face, the brick sitting in the pit of my stomach, as I and millions of others helplessly watched the World Trade Centers burn and crumble to the ground.

Why on earth would anyone want to kill thousands of innocent people?

How could I forget that day? How can anyone forget?

It didn’t make any sense back then, and it still doesn’t make sense.

Except for this…

Immediately after the attacks, people flocked to New York City to offer support. They drove across the country, they stood in long lines and waited for days to dig through the rubble.

We banded together as one country.

We united to share the pain, to grieve the loss, to bring comfort, and love, and aid, to a city (and a world) 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 knows no boundaries: a love that expands beyond 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 and the weeks that followed.

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

Every day, remember to love someone.

Every day, remember to help someone.

Every day, let’s unite with each other and remember what it means to be a human.

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