Amen. I remember returning to work after my daughter was born on this day. It started out happy, as I was showing off pics of her to my co-workers...we all know how it ended. We'll be having a moment of silence this morning here at work, and our flag is half-staff.-M
My last trip to NY I had to visit Ground Zero. It's something I won't ever forget, and neither should the rest of the country.
Mike, I couldn't begin to understand the polarizing effects that day must have had for you being a most joyous occasion but also having to deal with something, that you and I may never be so impacted to that magnitude again. My wife and Mom teamed up and joined the walking army and made their way uptown and kept walking over the 59th Street Bridge into Queens and finally to my Mom's house. I work in Bklyn also. Shortly, the prevailing wind cut a path right over Brooklyn. It was a little snow of ash all morning and afternoon. I promptly took my son out of school. Brooklyn was on lock-down so I had to get crafty and use every side street trick I knew to drive to Queens and back home to Bklyn to get my wife home. Two months later I myself began work at Ground Zero for the next 18 months. I'm a Cold War Army Vet of the 80's, and when I got an opportunity to work down there I jumped on it. My brother-in-law was across the street from the North Tower when the first hit occured. He's fine. I like many know persons who passed away that day. My count is two.I hope as your daughter grows increasingly older and becomes self aware of her place in life, there's a correlation she can make with that day that will somehow serve her well. May it come in strenth, courage or fortitude, but something positive at the least.Be well my friend!
DB ~ You said it. We already slipped very far as a society from that day. We don't learn. Evidence? Jersey Shore and all that crap. We have idiots walking our streets who can't even name 6 presidents. Don't get me started! LOLPeace my brotha!!..To you and your family!
My sister was attending NYU when the attacks happened. She was in class at the time. We couldn't get a hold of her. Cell phones were out. Watching everything on TV, it seemed like all of NY was hit. It was a scary feeling not knowing where my little sister was. I can't imagine what it feels like to have lost a family member that day.The US government should have a 9/11 channel, looping the attacks all day long. Once we forget, we let our guard down.
well said by you!
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