On 9/11/01, everything changed. Families were broken, friends were gone, our security and peace were threatened. But in those 11 years since that horrific day, we have rebounded. Though we’ll never, ever be the same, and nothing can take the place of those we loved who were lost, I think that we learned many lessons that day.
We learned how important each and every moment is, and how things can change in an instant. We realized with new vigor how our lives are meant to be lived fully, that we must always pursue our dreams and say “I love you” no matter how difficult either of those two actions may seem.
In the months following 9/11, many left jobs, started new endeavors, and acted upon goals they had previously pushed aside… education included. And new paths of pursuit were highlighted, including homeland security, something that has since fascinated me. Who are these professionals who are committing their lives to making sure 9/11 doesn’t happen again? What do their daily jobs entail? Learn more about homeland security degrees in demand.
Many chose to pursue a different road to ensuring our safety — the military. These men and women and their families are making sacrifices everyday via their dedication. Read more about post-9/11 GI Bill resources that enable them to incorporate education into their commitment.
For children of 9/11 victims, life will never be the same, which is why organizations that offer scholarships specifically for those families touched our hearts. Here, we highlight one such group: the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund.
Each year, colleges and universities across the nation set aside time for memorial services to mark the day. Read more about how some of the academic world noted the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.
Today we’ll be paying homage to all the heroes who lost their lives, and looking ahead to ways we can make life better. Learn with us, and remember: Love fully, go after your dreams, and … never forget.