12 Years Ago Today….
It seems like a lifetime, yet also like it was yesterday that the attack on the US happened on Sept. 11, 2001. Still to this day I cannot watch anything about it without crying, after 12 years the wound is still fresh. The new tower is almost complete, there is a museum and memorial on the sacred site and it’s good to see life breathed into a spot that remained empty for so long. Every year I watch the reading of the names dutifully, I feel I must. I don’t know why but I do. I can see the tribute in lights from my house which is just across the river from the site and I sit on my stoop thinking about that day.
Life goes on, but on this day I think it’s important to remember, remember those lives that were so senselessly lost, remember what we were doing at that very minute that it happened, be thankful that we are here to remember and be thankful. There is a lot that we take for granted.
A friend sent me a link to this video, It’s about the great boat lift that happened on Sept. 11. I had never seen it before and it’s amazing. Narrated by Tom Hanks it gives some insight into how difficult it was to get off the island that day and what people did to help.
Lest we forget.