Four Years Ago Today

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Four years ago today, thousands of people drank their coffee and kissed their loved ones good-bye.

Four years ago today, thousands of people went about their morning routines as though it were any other day, just as yesterday was and just as tomorrow would be.

Four years ago today, as these people were living their lives, others were plotting to take them from them.

Four years ago today, 4 planes were hijacked and crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania.

Four years ago today, helpless Americans watched with tears streaming down our faces as senseless deaths unfolded before our eyes. We watched in horror as precious people jumped out and met death head-on, on their own terms, before letting it take them.

Four years ago today, the world watched and mourned along with us. The outpouring of love and support is felt even to this day.

Four years ago today, we discovered what a bond we share with our “big sister” England. She not only wept for us, she fought with us.

Four years ago today, we watched with amazement as firemen and policemen gave their lives saving and trying to save others. We watched with tears in the backs of our minds, as our children dressed as firemen on halloween rather than other superheroes.

Four years ago today, we learned a motivational new phrase that takes life by the throat: “Cowboy up.”

Four years ago today, we learned what George W. Bush and Rudy Giuliani were made of. Sterner stuff than most.

Four years ago today, the American flag became more than just the beloved symbol for freedom – it became a symbol for pride, strength and hope.

Four years ago today, we discovered just how strong we really are.

Four years ago today, our leaders fought back.

“Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward and freedom will
be defended.” — President Bush, Sept. 11.

Today, we’re still strong, and our leaders are still fighting back. The thousands of lives can’t be brought back, but they can be and will be remembered.

We want to pay tribute, not only to the lives that were lost on September 11 and in the days that followed, but also to the firemen, policemen, resuce workers, doctors, nurses, politicians, public service workers, and volunteers. We want to pay tribute to the people who live with this tragedy every day of their lives – the family and loved ones that these thousands of people should have seen again.

We also want to pay tribute to the incredibly brave men and women who are fighting to keep this from happening ever again. We want to remember those in the military who have given their lives for this cause, and to THEIR families who also live with their losses everyday.

Much love to all of you.

Make each moment count double,

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