Today my coworkers and I are throwing a surprise “bridal” lunch for a lady in our department who is getting married Saturday. All festivities and funnery aside, the general mood here is somber. Life may go on, but we still remember.
I remember where I was, and what I was doing. I remember thinking of those dear to me who were in and around the twin towers in New York. I remember hearing a coworker whose nephew worked at the Pentagon, calling, frantically trying to reach him.
With the nation, I watched helplessly as the North Tower belched black smoke and fire, burning what little remained of American Airlines Flight 11. I wept as images of United Airlines Flight 175 hitting the South Tower, then American Airlines Flight 77 hitting the Pentagon, emerged on the national news. I watched in horror as the South Tower collapsed, followed by the North Tower just a half an hour later.
Now, seven years later, my memory is just as clear as it was the day it happened. I pray that America never forgets, as I have not forgotten. I am proud to see that I am not the only one:
- Zoey says that she is not afraid
- Fausta remembers Joseph Angelini, Jr. on her blog and podcast, as well as here and here
- Michelle Malkin remembers
- Alexander City Outlook remembers Jimmie Ira Holley, an Alabamian killed in the 9/11 attacks
- The Birmingham News reports of memorial services held here in the city today
- 7.62mm Justice says the heartache still lingers
- BlackFive asks “Have you forgotten?”
- Villainous Company writes about the War of Words
- Hooah Wife and Friends remembers
- RightwingSparkle says Never Forget
- Soldiers’ Angels Germany remembers her visit to Ground Zero
- Blue Star Chronicles remembers Jason Thomas and Lt. Michael Warchola
- Darleen’s Place remembers
- And Rightly So can’t cry enough (I’m with you there, dear!) and posted this lovely poem
- Yeah, Right, Whatever will never forget
- CatHouse Chat remembers with “In Memoriam”
- Reasoned Audacity wonders “How Would Liberals Have Protected Us?”
- Theodore’s World remembers
- Nice Deb says Never Again
- See Jane Mom asks “Please observe a moment of silent rage.”
And last but not least, Chris Muir remembers in today’s edition of Day by Day:
We must always remember, and persevere.