Many aren’t familiar with the term Patriot Day. It has been observed on September 11 every year since 2001. Pause to remember what it represents.
This day still strikes emotion in everyone and likely will for the rest of our lives. It is important to remember all those that lost their lives and saved the lives of others that day. I do believe that this is a day that will live in infamy for our generation like the day Pearl Harbor was bombed lived in infamy for our parents.
I think this day was the first major event in history I shared with my children. Was it for you? When the first planes hit in New York, I was with my Mother in her Dentist’s office. The TV was on in the waiting room, and initially those watching were so confused by the first plane hitting the trade center, and incredulous when the second one did. My daughter was home from school, sick. Returning home that day and trying to explain to an eight year old what happened was hard. Struggling for simple words to explain a horror took composure; difficult when my own emotions were raging.
Our environment has changed a lot since that day. Not just in the airports or security protocol, but also in the lesson plans taught in schools. We still see the impact of the Taliban and soldiers are still dying.
Our children now learn about the event of 911 in a history lesson. The aftermath on our economy and our war in the middle east still present. Being a financial planner I think it is important to share the economic and financial impacts after a major event with the current and younger generations. It teaches them about the ripple effects that happen when there are wars or attacks on our homeland. It is often said history repeats itself. Let us hope such a terrorist strike does not, in fact, occur again.
Remembering those who lost and saved lives this day along with the aftermath is important. Remembering history and the impact events have on our global economy is an important Financial Strategy For Life!