Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked commercial jetliners and, beginning at 8:46 am, crashed them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa., killing nearly 3,000 people. Today, twelve years later, the heartbreak of that tragic day stays fresh in America as we honor those who lost lives and limb from the initial strikes through the aftermath of America’s declaration of the War-On-Terror.
I imagine that our 9-11 post-traumatic experiences are no different than Americans who faced the surprise assault just before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, when hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. The devastating barrage lasted just two hours. Nearly 20 American naval vessels were destroyed, including eight enormous battleships, and almost 200 airplanes. More than 2,000 Americans soldiers and sailors perished in the attack, and another 1,000 were wounded. The next day America declared war on Japan.
Today, we remember the innocent victims of these real hate crimes. We take comfort in the everyday hero who races forward in our time of need. The American hero who brings calm to chaos, asking nothing in return, before gently stepping back into his every-day life.
America walks through the storm holding her head up high and will never be afraid of the dark…
God Bless America!
Suzy Graven is a Speaker and Work/Life Strategy Coach. She produces documentaries and leadership training seminars under the banner “Woman Behind the Brand”. Her unique experiences provided a doorway to work and learn from amazing leaders, CEOs, entrepreneurs and the sage of those who work closest to nature. This perspective serves as a catalyst for women wanting to grow their professional and personal lives. It leads to a thinking (anchored in real possibility) that generates vision and translates into effective action. You will gain power in dealing with every-day issues, and be free to live a major league life. Go to http://suzygraven.com For information on Suzy’s coaching or to book a her as a speaker, send your requests to: Suzy@suzygraven.com.