For families who lost a loved one on September 11th it has been eighteen years, yet the loss may still linger. For the family and friends of the 2,600 first responders and survivors who have died since 9/11, and for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one due to other circumstances, the holiday season may be challenging.
Whether this is the first holiday season without your loved one, or if many years have passed, the holidays highlight memories of those who are not with us to celebrate.
At what should be a joyful time of year, we feel their absence even more strongly. You are not alone.