“Never Forget” is an easy thing to stick on the back of your car or throw up as a status on social media once a year. And although the people who do this certainly MEAN well, it often equates to an empty symbol of support of our heroes who died and survived the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. And as days continue ticking by, the risk of “Never Forget” becoming an empty slogan grow. A generation is growing up where they have no recollection or first-hand knowledge of that fateful day, only what they’ve seen on television or in film. A continuing tragedy is many of those who were involved in the rescue and cleanup efforts are still suffering mentally and physical ailments are beginning to take serious hold.
There are countless charities and organizations dedicated to aiding the first responders and their families who put their lives on the line to save others. These charities range from aiding in mental health counseling to raising funds for memorials and helping the families left behind in the tragedy. While each one of these causes is noble, one in particular stands out today: the FealGood Foundation.