On this day of commemmoration, I would like to add my voice to the chorus of “Thank You”s rising up from every city in America.
Thank you to everyone who charges into danger so selflessly.
Thank you to those who care for the injured and mourning.
Thank you to those who are separated from their loved ones and daily offering up that which is most precious to all of us – even their lives – for the betterment of our own.
Thank you for what might often seem unthinkable sacrifices.
Yes, the world keeps turning. People are experiencing joy and sadness today just like any other day. We don’t know where we’ll be tonight, tomorrow, next week, next year, or in another ten years.
It’s just another reminder to take notice and take care of those around you. Kiss your spouse. Hug your children. Smile at your neighbor.
You don’t always know where someone is coming from, or where they’re headed, but you can do your best to see that when they come to you, they leave better and happier.