Today we reflect on the tragic occurrence that happened on September 11, 2001. Through loved ones lost, individuals from everywhere scarred, and a sense of worry and fear being hung around ominously, this was a dark time that had impacted millions of people across the United States. Although it is important to reflect on this tragic day as a way to remember the pain and sorrow we all faced, let us also look through a lighter lens and examine all the volunteers that worked to rebuild the community, the millions of people that banded together as one, and the amount of love and support everyone gave to get past this tragic and horrific time. If we reflect in this way, we can realize just how strong we really are, and more importantly, just how strong we are as a community. Although we may not realize it as we go through a dark time, there is always light at the end of the tunnel. Remember that you are strong and have loved ones supporting you every day which ultimately builds a stronger community for us to grow and feel secure in. Reflect on this tragic day as we should reflect on our lives: don’t let the darkness completely dim down the light that is always trying to poke through.