Editor's note: We're listening to you. Every day, we spot thought-provoking comments from readers. What follows is a look at some of the posts we noticed today.
As we look back on the September 11 attacks, the now-traditional twin beams of light seem to draw an 11 in the sky over New York. iReporter Rachel Cauvin shared the above image 11 years since this defining moment in U.S. history. We're hearing from readers on a variety of stories about this day.
Elizabeth and Stephen Alderman wrote an opinion article about their youngest child, Peter, who died on 9/11 at age 25. They established the Peter C. Alderman Foundation in his honor in 2003. We heard from several readers who were touched by the story.
Some could sadly relate and found hope from the story.
14thetruth: "We suddenly lost our son Bobby yesterday due to a senseless accident. He died a little after 9 a.m. He was 26 and was a wonderful husband, father and son. He leaves behind a wife and three children under 3 years old. Bobby had just started a promising business. Your story is an inspiration for us carry on our son's work in his spirit and honor and a compass to guide us to do good for all. Thank you."
JenLaw: "The family is in my heart and prayers. I also lost a son this year who was in his young 20's. I set up a scholarship in his name and it brings me joy. It is what he would have wanted. It is a wonderful thing you are doing and bless your hearts."
Others said they found inspiration.
kgh98: "May God bless this good and generous family. They could solely have been consumed in their grief but instead found a way to create a lasting legacy to their son's life. Such a selfless and courageous act. The world needs more people like this.
kim osborne: "I admire this family and their efforts to help people live a happy life. A lot of people say one person cannot make a difference; this is proof that one person can and has!"
Then there's the story of Marine Cpl. Juan Dominguez, who lost three limbs in an explosion in Afghanistan.
The 28-year-old veteran was scheduled to get a "smart" home on September 11, and he also received a lot of hopeful comments from readers.
1musicman: "He is a true patriot and is deserving of the home that the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is providing to him and his family. I'm glad to see times changing and the vets are being taken care of."
CanadianinLA: "This is the best story of the day! I hope that this brave man and his brave family enjoy their new home!"
Chichetr: "I flew Huey slicks in Vietnam from 5/'68 to 5/'69. I saw thousands of our boys get killed or horribly disfigured during my time in the Nam. After going into dozens and dozens of hot LZs to drop new 'bodies' only to be loaded up with the dead or horribly wounded, I can safely say that the war has scarred me and the others who were with me forever. Our war wasn't over when we came home. I've had people spit in my face and call me names that I wouldn't dare repeat. I sincerely hope that more of our boys returning home get the same treatment as this young man who gave everything but his life."
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