Saturday, September 10, 2011

Remembering September 11th


I don't know what to say about this 10th anniversary of that terrible day.  I don't know how to wrap up all the pain and the grief of all the loved ones that lost their dear ones on that day.   I don't know what to say to the families and friends of the men and women lost in Iraq and Afghanistan as a repercussion of that day.   Every year we pause and remember, but now,  I find it difficult to believe that we have been living with this for 10 years. 

There is such a pebble in the water effect from that day.   The ripples reach out further every hour.   The firemen and policemen and other service workers that became terminally ill after working in the dust of the towers for days haven't been counted.  The physically wounded soldiers that come home from foreign lands and the ones that live with PTSD are not counted.   The children without a parent and the parents missing their children are still here, after 10 years.

To me the only way to make sense of this is to remember the pride and strength we found in each other.  It was written somewhere, that "we were all New Yorkers that day", but it also happened in Pennsylvania and in Washington D.C.   We are united and we don't forget.    My heart goes out to all those that day touched......and it touched all of us.

6 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

LET US NEVER FORGET - SANDIE

Mary said...

All I could do was hug my children that day, they were just 13 and 15then. This touches me deeply.

Corker2 said...

This Nation will never forget this day! EVER! It's just like Pearl Harbor.

Would you believe that I was ready to sign up in the US Navy, again and get in the fight that I knew was going to happen? They would have just laughed at me, cause I'm much older now. At least the Spirit was there.

Beth said...

One day last week, I heade for the bus tunnel in downtown Seattle, just like I do every Monday through Friday around 5:00 p.m. On this day, there was a group of law officers-homeland security, TSA, county sheriff and local police in the bus tunnel, and I was reminded of all the changes in security since 9/11/01. I felt comforted in a way, yet also sad, because 2,966 human beings lost their lives on that day, and so many more were left behind to grieve. As Sandie wrote, we shall not forget them.

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Thank you. This was well expressed. Sending you hugs!

Intense Guy said...

I remember standing in my office in shock disbelief that very blue sky day... and to this day, I do not understand what the "message they were sending" actually said. "They" may have been better served if they had used dispassionate words.

There were a great many failures, lapses, and losses that day and the days afterwards...

Losses in lives that will never be recovered. Losses in freedom and national pride and dignity that may never be recovered.

...and failures that have yet to be accounted for and corrected.

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