Forever that day will have a haunting meaning for Americans. We’ve healed, for the most part, since that September 11th, but we still carry scars that have changed us . Since then there have been many other tragedies, most recently the bombing in Boston. Everyone responds differently. For some people the sense of loss, violation and fear permeates every aspect of their daily lives… and others reach toward healing and understanding.
I just watched a video on Upworthy that at times makes me cringe, makes me want to cry, helps me understand how difficult it is for people of certain ethnicities to carry on each day in the US, and leaves me absolutely inspired and in awe of how every day people stand up for what’s right. They are our heroes. Don’t miss the inspiring words of the soldier at the end; his words echo with the principles upon which this country was built.