#MomentOfSilence and First-Hand Account from Survivor
I hate this day. The terror attacks took my dear friend's brother and so many other lives so I just hate September 11th. Sometimes when I think of 2001, it seems like a distant memory. But today, it's feeling like it was just yesterday. Maybe because I was just going through some papers I had saved from that period. I looked at the pink sheets that were given to my friend and me when we went to a resource center for victim's family members. Headings included: "Critical Incident Stress Overview," "Long Term Traumatic Stress Reactions," "How Children May React to Trauma." I remember feeling grateful that supportive people were there for my friend and all the other familes. But I also felt soooooooooo sad. And scared.
Speaking of being scared, I just read about a woman who wrote a book about living through the attacks that happened when she was just twelve. In this Readers Digest piece, she answers the questions young people often ask her.
I also just learned about 911day.org, a website that offers people a way to honor the victims and be of service to others.
Among the group's suggestions: "For each of the six moments of silence observed on 9/11, we are asking Americans and others to not post anything posts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat for 60 seconds, except a single post #momentofsilence and #911day each time."