Remembering As We Serve

If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate. Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 92 pilot, Jason Dahl

Today, in the United States and elsewhere in the world, we are remembering the 2,977 people who were killed during the 9/11 coordinated terrorist attacks. Unfortunately, deaths continue to mount. Since 9/11, 241 New York City policemen have died from 9/11 related illnesses. This is ten times more than were killed in the attack and the number continues to grow. Twenty-two NY firefighters have died since 9/11 from related causes, 345 were killed in the attack. Let’s not forget those who continue to fight for their lives. 

In addition to remembrance, this day is also dedicated to community service. President Obama said, “Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim the spirit of unity that followed 9/11.”

Affirmation: I remember and honor 9/11 through my service to others.

Coaching questions: What is one small act of service or kindness you will provide to help reclaim the spirit of unity? How does your service/kindness enrich your life? 

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