This morning, each of you reading this were able to wake up and start your day like every other. Maybe you made coffee, walked to work, boarded a plane for business or dropped your kids at school. On September 11, 2001, that’s exactly how 2,977 individuals started their day too.
Men, women and children boarded flights, employees arrived at work, emergency responders and fire fighters prepared for their day never knowing that day would be their last.
As Americans, so much changed on this day 18 years ago, and we will #NeverForget. How could we? But we have an obligation to those that lost their life on 9/11.
We have a responsibility to the thousands who took their last breath that day. To Todd Beamer and other members of Flight 93, who courageously took over a hijacked plane and flew it away from its intended target. To so many innocent victims of this senseless tragedy, and to this country as it continues to pick up the pieces each and every day.
Together, we must unite by locking arms in the workplace and in our communities to spread love and positivity. We must live each day with the legacy of those we lost in our heart, their memory at the forefront of our minds, and use both to guide our actions and intentions. We must do better and be better because I have to imagine that’s how each of the 2,977 victims of 9/11 would live if given a second chance.
So in the final words of Todd Beamer himself, “Are you ready? Okay. Let’s roll”.