Sunday, September 11, 2011


As this momentous occasion has slowly come, and I have remembered back to that fateful day, my heart is full and breaking for all of those who lost loved ones 10 years ago.  A couple of my friends lost friends that day and it makes the anniversary even that much harder.  I would like to reflect just for a moment some of the significant quotes from that day and about that day:

Terrorism against our nation will not stand.”

- George W. Bush – Remarks at Emma Booker Elementary School. Sarasota, Florida – delivered 11 September 2001, 9:30 A.M. EDT

“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children. “

- President George W. Bush, November 11, 2001

Our enemies have made the mistake that America’s enemies always make. They saw liberty and thought they saw weakness. And now, they see defeat.

- George W. Bush, President of the United States

“Now, we have inscribed a new memory alongside those others. It’s a memory of tragedy and shock, of loss and mourning. But not only of loss and mourning. It’s also a memory of bravery and self-sacrifice, and the love that lays down its life for a friend–even a friend whose name it never knew. “

- President George W. Bush, December 11, 2001

"All of a sudden there were people screaming. I saw people jumping out of the building. Their arms were flailing. I stopped taking pictures and started crying." - NY free-lance photo journalist, Michael Walters

Workers adjust beams for the Tribute in Lights for the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks Credit: Getty Images

What do you remember, how do you remember?  How we live our lives after is a testament to what we learned.  I hope that those who lost their lives that their sacrifice was not in vain, that we have become a more loving and caring people, that we see someone in need and reach out to them to help.  That we don't allow violence to happen in front of our faces and not put forth a hand to stop it. 


1 comment:

  1. Great post. I think what I remember most was the patriotism. The willingness to stand up for our great country.

    I am sad, that now we are apologizing for our country and trying to change it to something it is not.

    I know my patriotism has become more fierce since 9/11. It was a sad time for our country, but also a time of hope as we all looked closer at our faith and our unity.