September 11th Remembrance
Today we remember and honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, during the worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor; we also pay tribute to those first responders who put others before themselves.
At this time of hardship for so many, we not only remember our 9/11 heroes, but also we thank the heroes of today who are helping us through the worldwide pandemic. We thank and salute the women and men who rush in to assist those in need. Front line medical workers, social service providers, volunteers, and the essential workers who keep us fed and connected with one another, are today's heroes.
This is a day to remember the sacrifices of others that continue to keep us well and safe. You honor their sacrifices by, in turn, sharing yourself with those in need. President Barack Obama, in a radio address in 2011, said that "even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11."
Please join me in honoring all our heroes, both past and present.
Steven Combs, Ph.D