How Will You Remember?

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There has been some discussion about how September 11th should be memorialized. Should it remain a day of solemn remembrance or become a National Day of Service? Should we focus on the hard images or only the patriotic ones? Should we keep the anger we felt on that day or move to a place of forgiveness?
I’m not certain what the correct answer is. Maybe there isn’t one. The only thing I know for sure is that we can never forget what happened that day and it is up to each of us to decide for ourselves how we will choose to remember.
I choose to remember by thinking about where I was when I heard the news that our country was under attack and how I felt watching the death and destruction unfold before my eyes. This morning, I heard Representative Chris Carney say that we should go on living in “defiant normalcy” and I believe that is how we should go on….Never forgetting but living in defiant normalcy.

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