Never Forget Never Forgotten

September 2021
Think Pieces

Tomorrow marks the 20th year since the tragedy of 9/11/01.  Many commentators will cite the 20th “anniversary” of 9/11…I associate anniversaries with celebrations, not tragedies.

Engagements, weddings, birthdays – the moments to minutes to memories we cherish and celebrate over and over and over again – vanished inhumanely, tragically, senselessly for the 2,977 mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, daughters, sons, sisters, brothers, uncles, aunts, children, firefighters, police officers, first responders, friends lost that infamous morning in Washington, D.C., Shanksville, Pennsylvania and in lower Manhattan with the collapse of the Twin Towers.

I promise you the families of those taken too soon do not reflect on 9/11 as an anniversary, not when twenty years of foregone anniversaries incite so much pain and suffering.

By the grace of God, I was in Chicago presenting at a home building conference that morning…

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