by Nicolle Morales Kern
We shall never forget
We shall keep this day,
We shall keep the events and the tears
In our minds, our memory and our hearts
and take them with us as we carry on.
- A quote from the 9/11 Memorial Website.
September 11 is a day that will never be just another day in history. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the day when over 2,819 loved ones from many different nations were taken from this world in a violent way. It is one of those days that you will always remember where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news.
Losing a loved one is never easy, no matter the circumstances. In a split second their life is taken and yours is changed forever. You may think of the last conversations you had, the last things you did together and even wonder what happened when they pass from this life. Recently, I finished Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Meet in Heaven and I like the idea of having the chance to understand your life through people who had an impact on it, whether you were aware of them or not.
We may not know what happens after someone is taken, but we can keep the memory of those we’ve lost alive. In honor of the victims of 9/11, we invite you to share the memory of your loved ones and how they affected this world. Send a photo along with their name, age and a 100-word description of who they are and what you remember most about them. We will then compile your memories into a special post for the week of 9/11.
If you don’t know a victim personally, then still share your 9/11 story with us: what do you remember about that day?
Please send all submissions to Senior Editor, Nicolle Morales Kern at email@example.com by September 4.
Senior Editor, Nicolle Morales Kern
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