Those who remember Sept. 11, 2001, remember myriad details: It was a Tuesday. A stunningly beautiful day. The eerie quiet and empty sky in the mid-day hours that followed the collapsing buildings. The shock and disbelief. Frantic phone calls and emails. Debris. Tears. Hope. Dismay. Horror. Flags. Faith. Strength.
The anniversary of the terrorist attacks can bring back some very painful emotions and memories. But it can also be a time of healing and a time to acknowledge the life and world that has continued since then — changed, certainly, but lives and a world that have moved forward.