This photo has special meaning to me. It hammered home the pain and suffering that innocent civilians experienced on 9/11. It showed me the compassion of our fellow man. It illustrated the courage of those who were sworn to protect us.
I carried a small, laminated copy of this photo with me while I was deployed. It reminded me why I was there. It made me realize that, American or not, no group of people should be subjected to brutality and extremism. Hopefully it does the same for you.