The Survivor Tree


15 years and one day ago, the Twin Towers were just another office building in New York City. 15 years ago today, the Twin Towers would be no more.

Several years ago, I had a friend visiting from out-of-town. One of the sites we visited was the 9/11 Memorial.

Standing out from the stone memorials is the survivor tree. It was found within the rubble after the ash and the smoke cleared. Though it was badly damaged, it survived and continues to survive to this day.

It represents so much. It represents that life does go on and we can heal. Even in our weakest and most broken moments, we can and will survive. We can and will pick ourselves up and find a way to move forward.

We will never forget the innocent souls whose lives were taken 15 years ago. May their memories be a blessing.

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