As we remember the horrific events from Sept. 11, 2001, we cannot ignore the many first responders and volunteers who ran toward the twin towers of the World Trade Center to help those in need.
These heroes have been in the news recently, fighting for the compensation fund to continue to care for those facing serious medical issues as a result of the survivor search and debris removal efforts.
Due to recent legislation, these first responders will get the help they need.
The nation was rocked again Aug. 25 when it was announced Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., 81, died from a brain tumor known as glioblastoma.
He was diagnosed in July 2017 following a procedure to remove a blood clot above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.
McCain died nine years to the day after his friend Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., died from the same cancer, which affects 10,000 Americans each year.
Since the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS in Parkland, Fla., a phenomenon many of us have never seen before is occurring before our eyes.
Students have become empowered and have successfully rallied peers, parents and grandparents to help find a solution to school shootings.