911 left an indelible mark on my soul. I was not the brave firefighter and police officer that ran into danger but supported them as best as I could. For that day started as any other day as my mind was consumed with the work at hand then an image of smoke 40 miles away erupted into the sky. I turned on the radio to hear about the devastation that was on my footsteps and felt anger boiling through my veins. What could I do to help? Right then without even a 2nd thought I donated whatever I could to the nearby fire station in their effort to safe lives. The next morning I felt I had to do more and gave blood for the 1st time in my life. 911 touched me personally as a member of our congregation was killed by this savage act. Yet what caused such anger also brought our society together as one against true evil. We were no longer Black,White, Chinese, Gay, Straight, Republican or Democrats we were just American’s looking out for each other. 911 pain will never be forgotten but the togetherness and love of that day burns even brighter.