Clay Aiken – Today, I Will Make A Difference!

“Today, I will be too calm for worry, too noble for anger and too strong for defeat. Today, I will believe anything is possible…I will walk through fear without hesitation. Today, I will stand for something.

Today, I will make a difference.”

The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools are each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest man-made waterfalls in the North America. The pools sit within the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood. Architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker created the Memorial design selected from a global design competition that included more than 5,200 entries from 63 nations.

The names of every person who died in the 2001 and 1993 attacks are inscribed into bronze panels edging the Memorial pools, a powerful reminder of the largest loss of life resulting from a foreign attack on American soil and the greatest single loss of rescue personnel in American history.

Today, I dedicate this article to Rahma Salie and Michael Theodoridis.  These two young people were on the way to California to participate in my son and daughter-in-law’s wedding and they were on one of the planes. They, and their unborn baby will always hold a special place in our hearts.


Where were you on 9/11/2001?

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  1. A day I will never forget! I was just getting ready for work and watching GMA. Unbelieveable, but true!

  2. a day I will also never forget it was my dads birthday I was at the nursing home and I saw gma I was so shocked and horrified at what isaw true I called my parents and I said were under attack I got home after that

  3. Prayers for our world in this day – will never forget 9/11/2001!

    Thank you for all of the above information – very much appreciated and

    prayers never to forget those who were so close to you and are now not

    with you anymore. So sad!

  4. I was a school secretary on the phone when the first plane hit. Ran to the asst. principal's office to watch the TV and tried to learn what was happening. We had to figure out how to let the students know what was going on. At that time there were very few cell phones being used by the students so the PA system would have to do.

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