September 11, 2001 is a day that has shaped nearly every aspect of our lives for the past nine years. Each American remembers that day in their own way and each of us mentally and emotionally processes the events of the day differently. We remember and try to understand everything from the horrific acts of the terrorists to the heroic efforts of firefighters, police, medical personnel and ordinary citizens to the patriotic solidarity expressed by all of us. A complex set of emotions remain, fear, love and hate among them. The terrorists may have rattled us that day but they did not win. The American spirit prevails and our country continues as the greatest nation on earth. God bless America.