Remember Today

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.

I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

-Letter to a mother who lost 5 sons during the Civil War, read today in memory of lives lost on 9/11.

Please remember everyone who struggled this day, determining whether they should jump or wait until the buildings fell. Remember the families who have had to pick up the pieces and attempt moving on. Remember to love our country, every day, no matter the frustrations we run into. Remember. Remember. Remember.

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