As I think back on September 11, 2001, I remember experiencing a numbness and disbelief of what had occurred. I was a young mother who worried what the world was going to like for my children as they grew up. I remember having to explain increased security to my children and also why planes were not flying overhead. Life had changed in an instant, but in the midst of the tragedy, we, as a country, were also very blessed. We came together as a community despite our differences; we were there for each other: holding hands in prayer, providing support to one another, and showing kindness whenever possible.
Every day, we need to remind ourselves of the blessings that we experienced during that time and how wonderful it would be to bring those blessings back. We often wait for something bad to happen before we see the good or to be the good. As a community, let us reach out to each other in prayer, support, and kindness every day. We can live out St. Teresa of Calcutta’s motto of “Doing small things with great love.” Let us not forget those who gave their lives on 9/11 and let us not forget that we are a community of God’s children made in His image of love.
May All of us Remember
May all of us remember with love and compassion this day.
May we grieve with those who still mourn,
And share memories with those who cannot forget.
May we draw strength from those who bravely responded,
And gave their lives to save others.
May we stand with strangers who became neighbors that day,
And remember their generosity and hospitality.
Above all God may we remember your faithfulness
And learn to trust in your unfailing love.
Doing Small Things With Great Love,
Mrs. Laura Mull, Interim Principal