I don't want to think about the attacks.
I don't want to think about the terrorists.
This year, I've been focusing on the heroes.
All the heroes.
The passengers who fought the terrorists.
The police officers.
The doctors and nurses who tended the wounded.
And the unsung heroes.
The teachers who kept their students as calm as possible.
The parents and grandparents who had to explain to their
children and grandchildren how such things could happen.
And all those who clung to and comforted each other.
Perhaps you who are reading this are among the heroes,
but you never realized it.