September 11: It only takes two minutes to honor and remember

Thirteen years ago, the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center came down in a formless mass of glass, steel and human remains.

As much disconnected as we appear to be today from the visuals of 9/11/2001, the gut-wrenching imagery of a destroyed pair of iconic New York City buildings is still etched onto the minds of most American adults.

The loss and destruction was followed by a flood of courage, determination and camaraderie, reminding everyone of the euphoria of World War II victories. Saving lives from the rubble, the stories of people that helped get the living out – sometimes by sacrificing their own lives – form, to this day, the very highest point of the American psyche.

It takes two minutes to write this post, it takes this much, really, to remember how the madness of some affected the lives of many. It takes two minutes to honor and remember the loss and to ponder the lesson that it delivered: Freedom, is the lack of fear to live.

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