Thursday, September 08, 2011

Never Forget

Like many of you, I can recall where I was ten years ago this Sunday when America changed forever. I happened to be home from work due to illness that day--a pathetic bathrobe creature curled up on the couch beneath a blanket, a cup of hot tea in one hand and a box of tissues in the other.

Ten years ago I witnessed terror play out in real time on The Today Show, watched in stunned disbelief as a second plane plowed into the World Trade Center, stared in shocked horror as people jumped from the burning skyscrapers, wept alone as the two towers crumbled.

This somber anniversary we remember those who perished in the attacks of 9-11 and honor those selfless and brave public servants--the firefighters, police officers, rescue personnel, and civilians who risked their own lives to save the lives of innocent citizens and in service to a nation under attack.

What are your feelings on this, the ten-year anniversary of the 9-11 attacks? How do you plan to commemorate the day?

At the State Capitol here in Iowa, a small flag will be placed on the capitol grounds to represent each person who lost their life that day. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those innocent victims who mark this grim anniversary without their loved one and to the rescuers at Ground Zero who were forever changed by the events of September 11, 2001. While our nation continues to heal, I also pray we never permit ourselves to forget the horror of that sad, sad day.


1 comment:

Diane Kelly said...

I'll actually be flying this 9/11, coming back from a speaking gig at an RWA chapter. I'm a little spooked to be honest, but what better way to show the terrorists that they haven't won than by going about our usual lives and powering through our fears? Let's all COEXIST!!!