Saturday, September 11, 2010
For many days afterwards, I could see the smoke from my office window and from my home - it was all around me. The dust settled on my windows and my cars - dust of thousands of souls and large buildings that no one would have ever dreamed could fall. The train station was filled with the cars of people who would never come home. American flags flew everywhere and churches were filled with people praying and lighting candles. When they started to clear the rubble, it was brought to a landfill in NY that I could see from the other side of my town - it was all around me. I don't think I've ever been so sad and hope I never will again.
Each of us remember 9/11 in our own way. Tonight I'll be able to see the memorial lights from my living room window - it's still all around me. My prayers were answered that day when all my family and friends came home alive. My prayers continue for those who didn't and for their families. Fly your flags today and remember them in your prayers.