On this eleventh anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001 – I remember.
So much has changed in all of our lives since that horrific day. Life does indeed eventually go on. But the memories of that day live on in thoughts, memories and lives forever changed.
Like most of my fellow Americans, I will pause and recall in vivid details the events of September 11th – for a moment the anger, fear, disbelief and mourning will be fresh in my mind and my heart. I will cry ( I do when I remember this day at other times, why should today be any different ).
I will marvel at mankind’s ability to become instant heroes without a moment’s hesitation – I will be once again disgusted by mankind’s ability to see the life of those who do not share one’s beliefs as insignificant and easily destroyed for their ’cause’.
I will remember the sound of silent skies. For the only time in my lifetime where there was not the background noise of jets traveling freely across the skies above me… I will recall the awe at the silence and the fear of what that sudden quietness meant.
I remember the skyline of New York City as it was that day .. and remember the skyline that will never be again.
There aren’t really word to describe the memories, the sights, the sounds, the emotions of that day — I do not think there will ever be words for that kind of sorrow and pain.
But as I promised on that day – and every day since – I will never forget.