{September 11th, 2001 changed my life forever and I've never looked at the world the same way since.  Every year on this date, my mind swirls with memories of watching the tragedies of 9/11 unfold LIVE on television.  I never walked away from my television set for nearly 24hrs.  I wept the entire day for the lives lost and the families who suffered those losses.  I wept for humanity when I realized that there are people in the world who believe killing each other in the name of religion is the path to a better existence. That's when I realized how unnatural and disgusting human nature could be.

On this day, I always pause to acknowledge those who innocently lost their lives on those airplanes and in the buildings at the World Trade Center and in The Pentagon and I thank those passengers on United 93 who thwarted the terrorists' efforts on that flight and forced their plane down in a field in Somerset County, PA. But I also acknowledge the first-responders who saved lives and, in many cases, lost their own lives while doing so.

The part that always breaks my heart on this day is to think about all of the people who woke up on September 11th, 2001, kissed their loved ones goodbye on what was to be "just another day" and fell prey one of the most tragic days in U.S. history. 😢🇺🇸 I can't think of a better way to honor those Americans lost on 9/11 than to take a little time today to say "hi" to and to help out a friend or neighbor...or to help out a stranger... or to pause before honking your car horn because of your impatience....and check in with friends and loved ones and give them an extra-long hug.

Simply put, express love and gratitude today.  Who knows? The feelings you get from doing so might get you to express it more often...and maybe this feeling will catch on and get us all back to "loving our neighbors" again. ❤️ #NeverForget #USA != null ? September 11th, 2001 changed my life forever and I've never looked at the world the same way since.  Every year on this date, my mind swirls with memories of watching the tragedies of 9/11 unfold LIVE on television.  I never walked away from my television set for nearly 24hrs.  I wept the entire day for the lives lost and the families who suffered those losses.  I wept for humanity when I realized that there are people in the world who believe killing each other in the name of religion is the path to a better existence. That's when I realized how unnatural and disgusting human nature could be.

On this day, I always pause to acknowledge those who innocently lost their lives on those airplanes and in the buildings at the World Trade Center and in The Pentagon and I thank those passengers on United 93 who thwarted the terrorists' efforts on that flight and forced their plane down in a field in Somerset County, PA. But I also acknowledge the first-responders who saved lives and, in many cases, lost their own lives while doing so.

The part that always breaks my heart on this day is to think about all of the people who woke up on September 11th, 2001, kissed their loved ones goodbye on what was to be "just another day" and fell prey one of the most tragic days in U.S. history. 😢🇺🇸 I can't think of a better way to honor those Americans lost on 9/11 than to take a little time today to say "hi" to and to help out a friend or neighbor...or to help out a stranger... or to pause before honking your car horn because of your impatience....and check in with friends and loved ones and give them an extra-long hug.

Simply put, express love and gratitude today.  Who knows? The feelings you get from doing so might get you to express it more often...and maybe this feeling will catch on and get us all back to "loving our neighbors" again. ❤️ #NeverForget #USA : Scott Icenogle}

September 11th, 2001 changed my life forever and I've never looked at the world the same way since. Every year on this date, my mind swirls with memories of watching the tragedies of 9/11 unfold LIVE on television. I never walked away from my television set for nearly 24hrs. I wept the entire day for the lives lost and the families who suffered those losses. I wept for humanity when I realized that there are people in the world who believe killing each other in the name of religion is the path to a better existence. That's when I realized how unnatural and disgusting human nature could be. On this day, I always pause to acknowledge those who innocently lost their lives on those airplanes and in the buildings at the World Trade Center and in The Pentagon and I thank those passengers on United 93 who thwarted the terrorists' efforts on that flight and forced their plane down in a field in Somerset County, PA. But I also acknowledge the first-responders who saved lives and, in many cases, lost their own lives while doing so. The part that always breaks my heart on this day is to think about all of the people who woke up on September 11th, 2001, kissed their loved ones goodbye on what was to be "just another day" and fell prey one of the most tragic days in U.S. history. 😢🇺🇸 I can't think of a better way to honor those Americans lost on 9/11 than to take a little time today to say "hi" to and to help out a friend or neighbor...or to help out a stranger... or to pause before honking your car horn because of your impatience....and check in with friends and loved ones and give them an extra-long hug. Simply put, express love and gratitude today. Who knows? The feelings you get from doing so might get you to express it more often...and maybe this feeling will catch on and get us all back to "loving our neighbors" again. ❤️ #NeverForget #USA

  • Orfeh

    clock3 days ago

    💔💔💔

  • Roshene🦋😇🦋

    clock4 days ago

    Beautifully said. As a chaplain, I was appalled at people using religion as an excuse to harm others. I know that the majority of our Muslim brothers and sisters are peaceful and that their religion does not espouse the hatred enacted on that day. The men who took all of those innocent lives were extremists, not true Muslims. I took extra time today to kiss my loved ones goodbye and tell them I love them. I try to do that every day but especially today. I also made an extra effort to talk to someone I don’t like very much in an effort to really put aside my feelings and look for good in them and focus on that, not what I struggle with about them. Love is more important than hate.

  • Darren Birt

    clock3 days ago

    🇺🇸🇬🇧🇺🇸🇬🇧 thinking of your loss ♥️♥️♥️♥️

  • Debra Lois Des

    clock3 days ago

    Beautiful words. From Seans Irish cousins ❤️❤️

  • Maura

    clock3 days ago

    ❤️❤️

  • KSL

    clock3 days ago

    Very moving Scott, thank you.

  • Heather Equality McPherson

    clock3 days ago

    Just, wow! So well said. This day always breaks my heart. Thank you for your thoughtful words. I needed the reminder “loving our neighbors” today. ❤️