It’s hard for many of us to believe that today’s teenagers are a part of a generation coming of age with no memories of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. And yet time marches on and away from all tragic events in our history…it’s been 78 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, called a day that would “live in infamy” by President Franklin D. Roosevelt; and it’s been 56 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.
Americans have always had the unique ability to pull together in times of national tragedy and adversity, remembering that the ties of our shared humanity and citizenship in this great country bind us together regardless of our many differences. Inevitably, however, time elapses and people do what they do best…they go back to their lives, their mobile devices, their Facebook and Instagram, their busy schedules and their day-to-day issues and forget about those still suffering.
I doubt a day goes by that the the sons and daughters and husbands and wives and sisters and brothers of the 2,977 victims of the September 11 attacks don’t think about the events on that day and the lives that were lost. Or those impacted by the almost 300 mass shootings in our country since January, or the California wildfires or recent Hurricanes Barry and Dorian.
So how do we stay mindful of the tragedy of others? Is it possible to keep the needs of others top of mind? The partners, attorneys and staff at Harrison White, P.C. believe every little bit helps, whether that be sweat equity when our firm helps build homes with Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg or donations to local charities and places of worship.
In this age of social networking and virtual reality, let us all remember to live lives rooted in the present, mindful of the needs of others and careful to remember that what truly ties us together is our real—not virtual—humanity.
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