I was a member of the Emergency Medical Services during the attacks of September 11, 2001. I can still to this day remember what I was doing while the horrible tragedy that rocked our nation. I felt my body go through the motions to complete the task I was required to do before I went to my local precinct to see what I needed to do.
The world watched as friends and family was lost that day. The news media went into overload, and it was all there was on TV... and as one who has walked through horror, there is a time for it to be silent.
When I can home my daughter was glued to the television, worrying about her little world crashing down around her. I went over and turned the TV off. She cried she needed to know what happens next, I told her, "You live." It sounded kind of heartless, but it was and is best way to honor the fallen...to live life to the fullest.
Today, in memory of this day, live in honor of those who are not here beside us today.
Now where is that pink beer?!?!