September 11, 2001 – Never forget

By | September 5, 2016 | Holidays & Entertaining

September 11, 2001 - Never forget - United we stand | The Momiverse

On this day, 15 years ago, I was two blocks from The White House when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Flight 93.

I was on a business trip. Although I was working as an associate facilitator on a team project for the Assembled Chemical Weapons Assessment with the Department of Defense, on this particular trip I was supposed to meet with Capitol Hill staffers about a national energy forum. My family didn’t know if I was at the Pentagon or not.

My heart still breaks for the citizens of our country who were injured or lost their lives as a result of those horrific attacks. I pray for their families.

While we must observe this occasion with respect, solemnity and gravity, we must also emphasize the virtues that we honor as Americans and teach those to our children. Be proud to be an American!

I am extremely grateful for our nation’s first responders and military men and women. Their bravery and service allow us to stand next to our fellow Americans with rights and privileges not afforded to the citizens of other countries.

It’s important our children know these virtues of truth, freedom, and courage. Hug your loved ones a little tighter and a little longer.

Let’s work together to protect our country’s greatness.

God bless America!

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Charmin Calamaris

Charmin is a wife, mom of two boys and creator of the Momiverse. The Momiverse is an online magazine for busy moms (is there any other kind?) dedicated to helping moms make time – and take time – for themselves. She traded in her career in land use planning and environmental policy to become Chief Executive Navigator of the Momiverse. You can connect with Charmin in her "online office" on Twitter or Facebook.

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