10 Years Later

We all remember where we were “that” day.

How can anyone forget the moments when the World Trade Centre crashed to the ground? That imagery will haunt our nightmares until the end of time. Our children will learn about it in school as the day our entire way of life changed.

I remember preparing for a job interview & saw the TV report. I dismissed it as a freak accident, took my baby daughter to the sitter & went to a job interview. It wasn’t until much later that I learned what actually happened that day. When I did, I held my little girl, knowing many other Mommies no longer could.

We became a world of fear. Stricter security and racial profiling became a way of life. Osama Bin Laden was more than just a terrorist. He managed to turn the world against an entire race of people & managed to make us hateful, just like him.

With the memorials opening & a decade behind us, perhaps it’s time we all begin to heal. Osama Bin Laden is dead; let his message of hate die with it. Let’s stop hating based on race & religion because a small group of people chose to attack a nation. Let’s stop complaining about stricter security or the alleged “inside job” & be thankful we’re alive to complain. Let’s take the next 10 years to spread a new message; one of hope & love.

However, let’s never forget what happened “that” day so that those who lost their lives can live on in memory.