It has been 9 years since September 11, 2001, a day I will never forget. I watched the horror unfold on television as it happened, while the images were burned into my memory forever. Remembering that day will keep the spirit alive of the extinguished lives of thousands. Use the memory to remind yourself that there will always be those who wish destruction on others, and the cocoon of safety around us is thinner than you may think. Be aware, be prepared, and God bless the families of the victims.