What good will speaking out do? Look back to the history of the American Civil Rights movement and the freeing of India from British rule under Gandi. There is great power there. There are many other examples to choose from as well, both secular and sacred. May these histories and texts give us courage.
We must support this day the efforts in Africa to fight the Ebola virus ravaging populations there. Many good people are sick and dying. We need to help them. Do we need to deploy buckets of ice water?
Let us work this day and always for the mitigation of climate change in all its horrific forms. If we allow this human produced sickness to continue, we may be the authors of the end of civilization. See: http://billmoyers.com/2014/09/09/noam-chomsky-are-we-approaching-the-end-of-human-history/
For a previous 9/11 reflection, see: http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2010/09/911-proposal.html
That's enough for one day of remembrance. Let's make it a good one. Peace to you all.