Triggers are sensory reminders that can cause memories –painful or happy – to resurface. Triggers can be anything from a holiday to a perfume scent to a loud voice.
Years after certain events, whether we were part of an event or not, anniversaries of events can trigger feelings.
Dates like these:
|December 7, 1941||Pearl Harbor|
|November 25, 1963||John F. Kennedy Assassination|
|August 22, 1966||The University of Texas Tower Shootings|
|April 04, 1968||MLK Assassination|
|January 28, 1986||Challenger Explosion|
|November 9, 1989||Fall of Berlin Wall|
|August 31, 1997||Princess Di dies in a car accident|
|April 20, 1999||Columbine High School CO shootings|
And, of course, September 11, 2001
Today is the twenty-second anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania. Today we remember and honor those who died on that day and during the aftermath.
Memories may trigger for you as this day does for me. My husband worked in New York City for many years. Our photo albums are filled with pictures of the Twin Towers from our many trips to the city.
If today triggers memories for you, too. Let’s remember this quote: