Today is not a legal holiday. It is not a day of remembrance like Memorial Day or Veteran's Day. We do not have parades or picnics or hang flags. There are no fireworks or cookouts. It is a very normal day.
But today is an important day. Today shaped much of who we are and what we are as a nation, as a country, as a people. Eight years after that fateful morning, much has changed and yet, much has stayed the same. Or country has been shaped by these monumental events and we must move forward but we must never forget what is behind.
We learn about history so that we are not doomed to repeat it. We talk about the past so we can learn from it. No matter who you are, where you live or what your circumstance, today is an important day. Quiet as it might be, take a moment to remember.