Honoring Old Traditions and Creating New Ones
Over the years 9/11 families have shared the ways they remember their loved ones while also beginning new family traditions:
I have a Nativity set that belonged to Michael's aunt. Every Christmas Eve Michael would place the infant Jesus in the manger at midnight. We continue to do the same. It was a tradition that I don't want to get lost.
Connecting with Ron's classmates, co-workers and friends during the holidays makes everyone miss him a little more, but each year there are new stories that are told and more memories are made.
Last year I started a new tradition. I will now be spending the Holidays with my son and his family in South Carolina...our new tradition of sharing the Holidays together works for both of us.