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."