Wednesday, September 11, 2019

September 11th



September 11, 2001   A day I shall never forget and so many of us will not.

But just think - 9/11/19 - kids are turning 18 years old.  Obviously they get to celebrate their birthday - dinner out, presents, cake.  Is there a shadow that looms?  What do they know of their birth date? Do they care?

What is taught in the schools?  Do we have any lessons learned? 

I just know that for me, the date brings a pause...a slight stutter step if I type the date at work.
If I watch a documentary of some sort or the news and the brief tributes on 9/11, I will cry.
I have not been to the National Memorial in NYC, but I understand it is quite well done and rather haunting.

September 11, 2001    There just really are no words


17 comments:

  1. There are no words. This day will always come with a somber mood. We shouldn't forget.

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    1. exactly. I even debated doing this post, but felt it necessary

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  2. Such a horriffic day I recall, I visited Ground Zero whilst in New York City, something I won't forget.

    Yvonne.

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    1. yep - and you know how it could have been even worse that day. So many people.

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  3. Hi Joanne - not a good day ... but needs to be remembered ... take care - Hilary

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    1. indeed. And we appreciated the support from all world friends

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  4. Thank you, Joanne. "Stutter step" <-That's an appropriate phrase. It's all still such a shocking horror.

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  5. People whose lives were stolen from them will never get to share their babies and families futures.

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  6. Extremely horrific day...but must be remembered. For the innocents killed and for the lessons learnt. The world changed irrevocably on 9.11.2001.

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  7. There is also no words to comment. It must stink to have your birthday be 9/11/01

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    1. believe it or not, my boss's birthday is 9/11. He's 38.

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  8. I didn't think anything could be more of a blow to America's heart than the assassinations of the Kennedys and MLK, but I was wrong.

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