Tuesday, September 11, 2012
A day to remember
It is always touching to me to read the stories and hear the memories of 9-11-01. Memories held closely of a day that changed us forever....changed us as people, changed us as a nation. I have seen many thoughts shared on blogs and Facebook today. We saw the flags around our neighborhood as we drove to school this morning, the flags at the school blowing only half way up the pole today as we pause to remember.
Today I am remembering those who lost loved ones on that day. I wonder how drastically their lives have changed since that day. I wonder what they do on this day to pay tribute to their loved ones. I wonder if they have found a new "normal" for their lives.
Today I am remembering those who bravely went to the scene and served, risking their own lives to help. So many heroes.
Today I am remembering those serving our country far away from their family and loved ones, all for our country and our freedom. Another example of heroes.
Today I am remembering the unity that I saw exhibited all across our country on that day and the days following. It was such a beautiful thing to see everyone come together.
Today I am remembering what it was like before "9-11" was a common household phrase and realizing that my son will never know that "pre- 9-11" life as I knew it.
Remember with me today.
Have a day of blessings!