As we mark 20 years since the tragic and horrific events of September 11, 2001, I first would like to pause and remember in solemnity the thousands of lives lost on that fateful day. It was and remains traumatic. I have been spending some time reflecting on the state of the world today. When we look back at 9/11 from the distance of two decades, we may think that little has changed. It is all too clear that terrorism in many forms continues to exist and wreak havoc, impacting everyone touched by it in a ripple effect. It is easy to believe that little or nothing can be done to end the violence. I believe that as social workers, we must continue to defend the dignity and worth of the person, in fact, of humankind. Our existence matters and each of our lives has meaning and purpose.