Sunday, September 11, 2011
It's hard to believe that 10 years have passed since the terrorist attack on America. I still remember where I was at and what I was doing when the news broke about a plane striking one of the twin towers in New York. I would imagine that most of us have a ready recollection of that moment when we first heard the tragic news.
At lot has transpired since 9/11/01, touching our individual lives, our communities, our nation, and the world we live in.
I know many people watched television today -- reliving that horrendous day through the images, personal recollections, and memorial ceremonies. Newsweek and Time magazines devoted current issues to 9/11, focusing on the past, present and future of our great nation. Sunday newspapers dedicated a lot of space to those deplorable events.
I've read several stories about some of the heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice to save lives -- those brave first responders at the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington -- as well as those courageous passengers on Flight 93 who brought down a deadly plane in Pennsylvania.
In Facebook and other Web sites people expressed their heartfelt thoughts about a day that is seared into our collective psyche. I am still deeply moved by all that happened on 9/11. That will never change.
Much like the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, is a day Americans will "never forget, always remember."
Until the next time...