While sports has always been a heated debate, Sunday, September 11, should mark a day in reflection and thankfulness. Sports is a great avenue to heal pain, bring a country together and have heroes. But it’s just a game. The real heroes are those who are fighting for our freedoms and our abilities to live as Americans.
Take the time out today to be thankful for everything that you cherish in your life. A decade ago, a disaster happened to this great country and still to this day, I don’t think we’ve fully recovered from a devastating loss. For the first time in history, the country felt vulnerable.
Thanksgiving is when everyone sits down, eat a fattening meal and give thanks for what they have. But lately it has turned into people mapping and camping out their route on which stores to hit up for the black friday sale. Today, America has the minimum of two days to be thankful for everything they’ve got. Ten years ago, everybody was minding their own business, when two planes hit the center of NY. From that day forward, this decade war has taken lives and built fear into everyday American life.
So come 9/11/11, remember those who have fallen fighting for what we are lucky to have. Remember those innocent lives that were taken from this world. Remember the heroes, including rescue animals, shelters and good samaritans who risk their lives for us and to be thankful for everything we’ve got, everything we own and everything that precious.