Hey guys!! This is the article that was written to be posted on the 12th (two days ago) the website’s been down, but now we’re finally able to post again a little bit. So here’s this one, I’m so sorry for the delay! Enjoy!….
In memory of 9/11 yesterday, a handful of soldiers, carrying the flag of the United States and a portion of the steel remains of the fallen twin tower, ran 18 miles down U.S. Highway 1. They were accompanied by the North Carolina Highway patrol state troopers, and were supported by the Moore Country Sheriff’s Office and the fire departments of both Southern Pines and Cypress Pointe. They said their intention was to “spark our 9/11 emotions that have perhaps faded over the years; to rekindle the sense of humanity and solidarity in our nation’s colors. …Never forget that day in September of 2001. Ever. We owe it to ourselves and we owe it to each other”. It was an 18 mile walk down memory lane.
Along the same lines, Mountain View Elementary School in California honored the fallen heroes of 9/11 with a ‘Hero Run’. Those invited were police officers, fire fighters, and EMT’s, along with the children who attended the school. Captioning a photo of the run on social media, one of the EMT attendees wrote, “Thankful for the opportunity to honor and remember our fallen 9/11 heroes… and our hearts mourn the members of this family who gave the ultimate sacrifice.”
On Facebook, one Nevadan wrote that the person in front of her had paid for her Starbucks coffee, “I thought to myself, what a nice gesture on a day like today!” And of course, she paid it forward in the spirit of unity to bless someone else. Communities came together to remember why we stand united.
Love your neighbor, not just today, and not solely in memory of that horrific day, but love out of memory that we all are human, we all are valuable, and we all need love. This is our country, our community- let’s mend what has been divided between us and stand in unity out of love. No matter what we believe, or how we look, love is love. This world is broken, but our country doesn’t have to be.