Memory is a tricky thing. If you don’t make an effort to remember then stories can fade, and lessons can be unlearned. Remember this, then: Nearly 3000 people died in the attacks. Our nation was shaken, but we rose up together. Our allies showed that they had our back. People were brave. People were scared. People held out their hands to help those who needed it.

Don’t let those lessons be unlearned or forgotten. When the unthinkable happens, we can work together to pull each other up. Don’t forget to hold out your hand to help someone up – even when you are scared.