SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 … People are posting pictures memorializing this day of tragedy with the phrase “We will never forget!”. These tributes are touching, but I can’t help but wonder what message it’s sending to the terrorists. I wonder if those monsters are capable of feeling threatened by the strength of this nation. Are they, instead, feeding off of our mourning, our sadness, our fear, and even our pride? Yes, we are a proud nation – but pride can be a tricky thing if not kept in check.
Instead of “We will never forget!”, I say “How could we possibly forget?!”
When the nation observed a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. Central Time this morning, I was sitting in my car and had just pulled into my garage after dropping my daughter off at school. I remembered waking to the news 13 years ago, taking the kids to school, and coming back home to watch it all on TV. Shock … disbelief … sadness.
A powerful video on YouTube:
The History Channel’s 9/11 Timeline.
Of course we will never forget.
>>>>> silence <<<<<