Never Forget September 11 Victims
The tragic 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City, Pennsylvania and The Pentagon will never be forgotten as they were the worst terrorist attacks of pure evil on the USA in our history that claimed over 3,000 innocent lives of men, women and children and injured thousands more. America and the world changed on September 11 2001 and so did many of the citizens, homeland security, security at all ports and public places as well as our trust in mankind.
You probably remember just exactly where you were when you heard the news of these attacks and always will. You can honor and remember the September 11 victims, their families and friends all throughout the year in a variety to ways in this article.
Many people either knew someone that died or was injured during these cowardly terrorist attacks or you know someone else that knew someone. You may feel helpless not knowing how to help or how to honor those lost or injured but, the average person can do several things to show support, appreciation and honor of the men, women and children that lost their lives and suffered injuries for years after the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Ways to Remember September 11 Victims:
Hang the American Flag proudly in the front yard to remind everyone that passes by of the great country that is the United States of America.
Visit your place of worship, light a candle and pray for all those that lost their lives during the tragedy as well as those that were injured and continued to be affected to this day.
Volunteer some time at a church, community blood bank, American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Veteran's hospital or outreach center, any shelter or food bank, any family support group for families overseas, a cemetery or the USO (United Services Organization).
Make a cash or other donation to a church, your local fire or police department, The American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Veteran's hospital or outreach center, any shelter or food bank, a library, any family support group for families overseas or the USO (United Services Organization). All of these organizations and many more assisted in the recovery, rescue and support of the families of those that died or were injured during the 9/11 attacks.
Contact the US Department of Veteran's Affairs and USO (United Services Organization) to read about and to find out how to support the troops, veterans and their families by sending cards, letters or donations.Credit: istockphoto.com
Read about, visit, study and donate to the Pentagon Memorial, the Twin Towers Memorial or the Shanksville Memorial and share what you learn with your friends and family on social network sites to keep the memory alive.
Visit the newly created Twin Tower Memorial in New York CIty to honor and remember September 11 victims. You will get a sense of the massive size of the destruction, witness the incredible architectural build of this unique memorial designed to bring peace and tranquility to the families and loved ones of those that died and were never found, buried under tons of metal and debris from the fallen buildings.
Visit the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum site to reflect, study and donate and Never Forget the men, women and children that were killed and injured simply because they were going about their routine daily tasks.
Visit your local 911 Memorial area as many cities across America now own beams and other pieces of the Twin Towers which are being created for those that are unable to visit one of the affected cities' memorial areas to help us all remember 911 victims.
Visit the Memorial Wall in New York City at Ground Zero and watch as the rebuilding of the entire area is transformed.
Donate to the Todd M. Beamer Foundation, created in honor of the airline passenger who coined the phrase 'Let's Roll' to rally support and raise the spirits of those about to fight against the terrorist attack on Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. This foundations mission is “assisting youth, promoting Christian athletics, supporting the concept of family, and providing support for families of fellow victims of the September 11th attacks.” (quote from beamerfoundation.org)Credit: istockphoto.com
Take part in one of the 'Let's Roll' motorcycle rides that occur around each anniversary date of September 11 in various cities across America meant to benefit one of the memorial areas in New York City, Shanksville or The Pentagon.
Buy Made in America products and support local business to assist in rebuilding the economy of the USA which suffered huge losses since the terrorist attacks on New York City, The Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania and encourage your friends and family to do the same.Credit: istockphoto.com