The sun rose and life was different.
“Pinch me,” many of them probably said. “Is this real life? Tell me this is a dream.”
Mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, husbands and wives, awoke on September 12 trying to understand what had happened the day before. They had lost someone near and dear to them the day before.
We all woke up knowing life would be different, but how?
What followed changed not only the United States but the entire world. We live in a different time, and we will probably not go back. For the families who suffered great losses that day, they will not go back.
Yesterday, we remembered the day of the attack, those who lost their lives and the first responders who worked hard to help anyone they encountered.
Today, remember those who lost someone on that dark day. And remember these words, quoted by The President on September 11:
Even when I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
protect and comfort me.