Like all Americans, I can clearly remember my entire day six years ago when the terrorists struck our soil.
My reflections on this day are probably like most people. Feelings of sadness, loss, and fear of the unknown. It seemed the whole country fell into a deep funk. Although I can go on and on rehashing my thoughts of that day, I have no unique stories or tales to share. Mine are similar to most-going to work, hearing of the tragedy, and realizing how much the world just changed.
Rather then telling my not so unique story, I think it is better for everyone to reflect in their own way, with their own memories of what occurred. And not only to reflect on the bad, but to reflect on the good...the good of people who came out to help. The generosity of those who helped others in need, the heroes who never intended on being one.
Without disrespecting the lives that were lost, being a pet blog, I would be remiss if I also didn’t mention the pet heroes of the tragedy. In the aftermath of the whole event, I remember there were requests for dog boots, because so many rescue dogs were hurting their pads walking through the rubble. Those dogs did whatever was needed of them to help their “best friends.”
So today, in the midst of living and doing whatever projects need to get done today, I will take time to reflect, hug my wife, pet my dogs, and appreciate my fish. Because when we all woke up and went on our way six years ago, we could never know that so many lives would change forever.