10 Years Later – September 11, 2011

I could talk about a lot of different things on this day.

I could talk about the effect of September 11th on NFL player Pat Tillman and talk about his trading cards in the process.

I could talk about the Patriots, Yankees, or anything else sports related that had some great stories after the September 11th attacks.

I could even not even mention anything about 10 years ago and focus on the first weekend of the 2011 NFL season and not letting those attacks of the past affect me today.

But instead I am not going to even talk about sports, sports cards, or anything like that in this post. I’m just going to ask that you take a moment of silence in remembrance of the innocent lives taken on that day and to reflect on your memories and what you can do to make the world a better place.

Every September 11th, I take the time to reflect on that day on my own personal level. I don’t watch the replays that the news often shows as it’s not something I would want to watch again. There is no reason they should be replaying these in the first place. But I take the time to look back at how that one event changed the world forever and what I could do to help change the world, or my country, for the better. I think that day was around the turning point in my life where I wanted to learn criminology and anti-terrorism in college instead of meteorology. And now, I’m working to get a job where I can use that education in helping our country and the world.

We will be back to our regularly scheduled programming either later today or tomorrow. I just felt like I couldn’t completely ignore the significance of the date.