Today is a day that will be forever remembered in America’s history. This day marks the 11th anniversary of the tragic events that took place on September 11, 2001, when the Unites States was attacked by terrorists.
Memorials and ceremonies have been taking place all day, in every state of this great Nation; but it is particularly important to remember that friends and families in New York City still need our support, even after a decade!
In the past, thousands of people would gather around the World Trade Center and what was known as our ” Twin Towers,” to read aloud the 3,000 plus names of the victims who were killed in the worst terrorist attack that this Nation has ever known.
It is disheartening, but after 10 year anniversary, many people feel that the mourning period for this mass devastation should come to an end, and we as a Nation should move on, but not forget. That being said, many elected officials were not speaking publicly for the first time since 9-11, and many families and cities altogether cancelled their “remembrance memorials.”
However, for others, these “ceremonies are just as tough as they were after the first year,” states Marisol Torres as she tightly grasped a photograph of her cousin who lost her life 11 years ago today. “I wish I could say it gets easier, but it doesn’t,” said Torres. “I think you learn to live with your grief so in some sense it gets easier but you sort of learn to carry that around with you.”
No matter how you are dealing with the grief of the events that happened 11 years ago today, we at Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, LLP want to extend our sympathy out to those who are suffering both publicly and privately, to those who have lost family members or loved ones, and to those who are still grieving for this Nation and it’s loss.
In remembrance of the victims of September 11th, 2001.