This is a somber day for Americans as it is in honor of the 2, 977 Americans that were killed in an attack on our land on September 11, 2001. This is a day, much like when President J.F. Kennedy was assassinated, where anyone that is old enough to remember, will think back to what they were doing the morning of 9/11/01.
There are many families that since created a tradition of gathering together and attending Church services and public memorials. Tears are shed and words of comfort are spoken by public figures. It isn't a day that we look forward to because of the pain and sadness it brings.
Host a gathering at your home this year after the memorial service you attend and participate that can help everyone realize that life is still here for the living. Those who died that horrible day in 2001 would want nothing more than to look down from the heavens above and see their loved ones and friends having a good time.
This is a day that we should do more than remember when these people died. This is day we should remember their lives and how they lived. We can do this with a fun and interesting potluck dinner where everyone brings a dish and then head to the backyard for some games and laughter. Playing games creates fun and those who are no longer with us will laugh with us from above as we go forward to enjoy life to the fullest.