There are millions of people all around the world that have already been thinking about this coming weekend. What is so special about this coming Saturday? It is the 20th Year Anniversary of one of the darkest days in U.S. history.
September 11th brings many memories for millions upon millions of people in our own country throughout the year and particularly this week.
If you asked someone this question "Where were you on 9/11?" They would most likely give point by point details of who they were with, what happened that day in their life, and how it affected them personally.
I know exactly where I was and what I was about to do when the News Broadcast live video feeds of the Twin Towers being attacked. It was a surreal moment in my life.
My background is construction and I was about to go to a project that morning. I ended up staying home for a couple more hours reeling from what I saw and heard.
I am only a portion of Americans that were far from the evil scene that took place that day. Millions of people surrounding New York and the thousands within the 6 block radius of the World Trade Center have more distinct memories and testimonies that haunt them to this day.
Let me be clear. All Americans who were alive and are still living who witnessed this atrocity felt something that day. Whether it was anger, bitterness, hate, sadness, shock, empty, disconnected from reality, and other psychological attributes that could have been felt; everyone then and now has been affected by this tragedy.
So how does one prepare for such an anniversary? This isn't a joyous occasion for someone's retirement party, anniversary of marriage, anniversary of sobriety, but rather a somber reality that life has changed for America because of this one event.
We talk about event planning on our website and the importance of planning ahead for your future. With all of the planning, strategizing, preparing, and initiating of plans, could one ever be 100% ready for what was about to take place the Tuesday morning of September 11th 2001.
The best we can do is mentally reminisce and put forth thoughts that are constructive while showing respect, honor, and grace to the families that lost loved ones, friends, & fellow colleagues that day. It seems that no matter what we feel or what we do it may never be enough to take away the shock that still looms to this day.
Take your moment. Spend a few minutes or longer as it is your choice. Say a prayer or direct thoughts to the whole day and importance of such an anniversary. This will be your remembrance and salute to our nations day and memory of 9/11.