Tuesday, September 11, 2007

September 11

Sometimes, we let the day-to-day struggles of our work get in the way of remembering why we're here, and what we do. On this day 6 years ago, we turned on our televisions in the morning, and we saw unspeakable horror. We simply could not understand how someone could actually do something like that, and we couldn't imagine what our lives would be like going forward. We were, as a nation, possibly more unsure about our own future than we had been in my lifetime.

That's why we're here. That's what we do.

We provide certainty. We provide guarantees. We provide protection. We, the life insurance industry, make it possible for a man to look his child in the eye, tell them that everything's going to be all right, and go off and be a hero knowing he's done all he can to provide for his family.

So as you go through your day today, doing your usual things, dealing with your typical frustrations, please remember... our job is to make someone's worst day just a little better. It's admirable work, and it's very important, and only we can do it.