To some, Never Forget means; Never Forget the lives that were lost by both the victims and the heroes that ran into the buildings engulfed in flames that day.
To me, Never Forget means not only the above, BUT to Never Forget the way people treated each other in the days following.
I was a kid when the planes entered the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and the field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. That day is something I’ll Never Forget. A generation of children lost their innocence that day. For some, it was their first introduction to evil.
But, I also remember how people were kind to one another in the days following. People looking for ways to help their neighbor, not look for ways to disagree with one another.
The best way to honor those who lost their lives, or their loved ones that day, is to spread kindness. These days it’s easy to be rude, cruel, and judgmental. Choose love, positivity, and kindness. The harder right is better than the easier wrong. Listen to others and be there for your neighbor. Never Forget the unity this country displayed on 9/12/2001.