Friday, September 11, 2009

A Day of Rememberance... 9/11/01

It's really hard to believe that it has been 8 years already... time has gone on... as have we... as individuals... and a nation... only stopping momentarily to briefly remember that life-changing, nation-changing day in 2001...




I heard today referred to as "Remembrance Day"... on the news and radio... and it made me wonder... DO WE REALLY REMEMBER??? TRULY REMEMBER that day... and the events that unfolded???

I remember... I WANT to remember... everything about that day... the CLEAR CLEAR blue sky... the sun shining so bright... the FEELINGS... HORROR... FEAR... DISBELIEF... ANGER... and SADNESS... deep deep SADNESS... and the SILENCE... so STILL...
I want to remember the guy down the street who came outside and walked up and down our street playing Amazing Grace on his trumpet... while the neighborhood came out, gathering in their front yards to listen... and just be... together... I want to remember the FLAGS... that appeared everywhere... a sign of UNITY and STRENGTH against an "UNKNOWN"... and the way I felt... seeing those flags... STRONG... and PROUD... UNITED
But with the passage of time... Memories have faded... and FEELINGS have changed... for some individually and as a nation... but I WANT TO REMEMBER... and if I my memories start to fade... and my feelings start to change... I WANT TO BE REMINDED... it's just that important...


That I NEVER FORGET...

1 comment:

Noelle said...

Lala, I was so heartened to see all the blog posts around the internet remembering September 11th in such a poignant way. I participated in an amazing online volunteer project this year called Project 2996, aimed at honoring the memories of each victim. You can read my post and get the link to the project on my blog. We definately need more volunteers next year to properly remember each victim.

http://featheredbythemoonlight.blogspot.com/2009/09/project-2996-remembering-scott-m.html