Yesterday marked the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11, and like many people, I found myself reliving the horrific events of that terrifying day. Even after over a decade, the raw emotions resurfaced with every image and news clip that replayed the mass destruction and loss of over 3,000 lives, and I found myself dissolving in tears a number of times, even though I swore I wouldn’t this year. It was overwhelming to remember, but it remains impossible to forget.
Along with the tragic stories, there were stories of remarkable heroism and simple acts of kindness that provided some light in the midst of the darkness. The first responders who rushed into the burning buildings when everyone else was racing to escape them, the passengers on the four flights who valiantly fought back when the hijackers hatched their diabolical plan, the medical personnel who treated the wounded, the citizens of New…
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