Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering 9/11: 10 Years Later

Everyone has a story about September 11, 2001. Everyone remembers where they were when it happened. I do. I always will.

But, I don’t have anything to add that’s moving for insightful. All I can say is remember those that died that day.

Remember the people in the twin towers. The people in the planes. Those lost at the Pentagon. The heroes that died in Pennsylvania so others would be safe. The brave souls who ran into the towers to save others. And remember those who survived, those who face every day with the firsthand memories of one of America’s greatest tragedies.

And remember those who are left behind with the grief of their loss and the pain of missing their mother/father/brother/sister/son/daughter/aunt/uncle/husband/wife/friend.

It’s been 10 years, but it still feels like yesterday. I think it always will.

I think it always should.


Kylie1403 said...

beautifully said! It's hard to find the right thing to say on a day like this

Jamie said...

Amen! For me, September 11 is my generations "Pearl Harbor" (In my opinion anyway). Big big blemish on not only the US but the world as a whole.

"No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends." John 15:13

"Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing so some have entertained angels unaware." Hebrews 13:2

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Kylie - That's the thing, isn't it? It's almost as if everything has already been said, but I didn't want to just post like it was a normal day, because it's not. I also didn't want to bring in any of my political beliefs or anything else surrounding the situation, so I went with what we all feel, collectively. 9/11 was a tragedy and it always will be.

Jamie - It is. It really is. I can't believe it's been ten years and now, there are children in schools who have 9/11 in their textbooks. That there are young people who don't realize the enormity of the event because they weren't old enough to understand the situation when it happened. For me, it's one of the saddest moments I'll ever go through and I wasn't affected on a personal level like so many others.

Bere said...

Such beautiful words, Nikki. I agree with you completely. It's been 10 years but it feels like it just happen. Sometimes I cannot believe that it did happen. I cannot even begin to imagine how those who were affected firsthand feel.

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