On September 11 Remember and Reflect
On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, the worst terrorist attack in the history of our nation occurred. I can still remember exactly where I was the moment I heard the news, and I still feel sick to my stomach when I think back to those images I watched for hours on the various news networks, as I waited for some good news. But, I also feel a sense of pride when I think back to that horrific day: In the immediate wake of the horrific attacks, our nation came together as I have never experienced before, praying for the victims of terror and their families.
Eleven years later, I, along with the entire nation, am still mourning the loss of the nearly 3,000 innocent men, women, and children who were killed. And even after all these years, I am still thinking about the families they left behind. Today, I also remember the courage of the first responders, who risked, or even gave, their lives to save those of others. And, today I am giving thanks to all those who have served and continue to serve our country to keep us safe at home.
Please join me in honoring the memory of those we lost eleven years ago today.
Leah Yomtovian Roush is the Senior Manager of Strategic Development for Cleveland, Ohio-based eFuneral, a comprehensive and free online resource that enables those thinking about end-of-life to research, plan, and arrange a wide variety of funeral-related services. Leah is the editor of eFuneral's Online Resource Center, and she manages the company's marketing efforts and develops strategies for company growth. Leah also serves on the Boards of multiple non-profit organizations, helping them expand their reaches and increase their impacts.