{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. ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 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. โค๏ธ #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. ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 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. โค๏ธ #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. ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 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. โค๏ธ #NeverForget #USA

  • Orfeh

    clock12 days ago

    ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”

  • L Guillory

    clock12 days ago

    Eloquently stated Scott. God bless you. God bless America.

  • Sonja

    clock12 days ago

    So beautifully said. โค๏ธ

  • clock12 days ago

    Scottie where were you when you heard the news?๐Ÿงš๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

  • Bird

    clock12 days ago

    You are a beautiful man with beautiful words. Thank you

  • Cindy Jam

    clock12 days ago

    โค๏ธ. Well said!!!๐Ÿ˜ข

  • Cherie

    clock12 days ago

    As an Australian, I too could not remove myself from in front of the TV the morning I woke and saw the most shocking thing I'd seen. It made far more aware of the heinous other crimes against humanity that were going on in the world in the name of religion, ownership of land, oil......This is when the term Terrorism became a household word, that children would learn to be normal and the world grew more fearful. Not fucking on! We are so much more powerful connecting and showing love! The twin towers happened when I was 25 with a 5 year old son. I see the world improving, but honestly I have so much faith in the next generation, to truly create change to the horrors that are considered "a part of life". Greedy, power hungry, vengeful humans are creating fear and taking our rights away, to live freely, without poverty and the security we all deserve. Again (excuse my potty mouth) not fucking on!! And it's not just the extremists, it's governments too. Which I think we are all aware of. So sad and cruel......I send all my love out to the world. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’œ

  • Diane Lynn

    clock13 days ago

    Very hard when we lost loved ones that day.

  • Heather Equality McPherson

    clock12 days ago

    Just, wow! So well said. This day always breaks my heart. Thank you for your thoughtful words. I needed the reminder โ€œloving our neighborsโ€ today. โค๏ธ

  • Debra Lois Des

    clock12 days ago

    Beautiful words. From Seans Irish cousins โค๏ธโค๏ธ