September 11, 2012 by McGSquared
9/11 is a day of reflection for those of us who were old enough to remember the events of September 11, 2001. Today will have us recalling the dramatic footage on television, I am sure the networks will play it, over and over again.
I can remember it clear as day, what I was doing, the time. We all do. How all the EMS, Firefighters and Police rushed to the scene to help the thousands of people in those buildings and their fellow brothers in arms who were doing the same before the towers collapsed.
In the following days we saw people of all walks of life trying to get to New York to help clear the debris in search of survivors and the start the daunting task of calling off a search and rescue mission to start to look for victims.
It has been 11 years since that fateful September day, when Americans remembered what it was like to care about each other again. 11 years later, we still remember those we lost as if it was yesterday and that sense of togetherness it brought us.
We need not forget to think about those first-responders, who today are suffering from various forms Cancers and ailments from being down at “Ground-Zero” and breathing all that toxic air. 11 years later and they still are not getting the medical help they deserve, and many have died fighting for it.
11 years later and America is back to cold business as usual. Politics are back to normal, and Americans care less about each other like we did before 9/11/01.
Take a moment out of your day, to think about those 3,000 plus people who lost their lives 11 years ago, their families and the troops/private contractors that are still fighting the war on terrorism.
Let’s also support the first-responders who now fight death & illness for their acts of patriotism, get the medical coverage they deserve. Please visit the below links in support.
- FeelGood Foundation – No Responders Left Behind
- America’s 911 Foundation, Inc.
- 911 Responders Remembered
- “I Will” Campaign Encourages Good Deeds on 9/11 Anniversary (foxnewsinsider.com)
- Honoring the Heroes of 9/11 (biltrix.com)
- Government to Cover Cancer Treatment for 9/11 Responders (insurancejournal.com)