Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11, 2011

I caught a glimpse of the "sneak peeks that were planned for this day, but have been so wrapped up in the business of my "life" that I haven't really paid much attention the the schedule of anniversary events.

It wasn't until I was in the the middle of making Sean's travel arrangements for an upcoming business trip that I realized what day he was leaving -- Sunday, September 11th. At first I was a little taken aback but then it dawned on me that this would probably be the safest day for him to fly. Security will assuredly be heightened and people will be on their guard. He would be okay. Besides, he's flying business class and has an aisle seat. I won't feel too sorry for him!

I'm not going to watch any of the 10th anniversary "specials" today. It's not that I don't care, or don't want to remember. How could I ever forget that day, or what I was doing, or who I was with? I am comfortable hearing snippets about it over the internet and on the nightly news. I guess I'm not only recalling the horror of that day, but also what has transpired since. My husband is one of the engineers working on the new Freedom Tower. I constantly hear stories about the red tape, and the politics, and the stalling and the back-stabbing going on between the families and the government and the contractors. I feel for the loss we suffered but I'm also wanting to pay tribute in a more pure, less commercial manner. So today I am going to remember, but I am also going to be thankful, happy...hopeful; and enjoy the sunshine and beach.

I hope you are lead to remember this day in a manner which is comfortable for you also. Don't give in to the commercialism; pay tribute from your heart and never forget those who paid the ultimate price just because they were Americans who were in the wrong place at the wrong time.


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