9/11 – 9 Years Later


I can’t believe nine years has passed since that dreadful day. We were visiting New Jersey at the time and it was such a beautiful morning. Then the images that would remain seared in our minds started appearing. The first plane hitting – the confusion – the second plane – and the horror continuing to unfold throughout that day.

Has any American forgotten where they were that day? None that I know have. To this day, my eyes well up and I get a lump in my throat every time I think about it. I can’t imagine how the families of those who were attacked by those vicious monsters must feel. If you’re one of them, know that millions of your fellow Americans continue to mourn along with you. You’re in our prayers always.

But this is America. Despite the delays and bureaucracy, the new World Trade Center is rising. Shepard Smith has been covering it all week. Finally, we can pay tribute to the brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, children and friends that were lost that day. I know there’s been controversy, but I hope having something there – a memorial to those lost – will help.

Here’s part of the story on what’s happening on that sacred ground today, as well as the story of Roko Camaj. Just by watching the few moments of video of Roko washing the WTC windows you can tell how much he loved life. Roko didn’t come home after 9/11. Roko’s son Vincent said he will feel better, closer to his dad, when the memorial is complete. I pray that’s the case.

I’m going to make it a point to plan a weekend in New York City with my family. One of our sons was just an infant on 9/11/01, the other wasn’t born until a few years later. It’s so important that they know and never forget what happened that day.

God bless America.

Reaganite Republican linked in a round-up of what others are saying today.

The Pirate’s Cove linked in a post remembering Brooke Alexandra Jackman and Andrew Golkin – this is a very nice tribute.

Maggie linked in a 9/11 Tribute, she also has another post remembering Laurie Ann Neira, who lost her life that day.

Conservative Hideout linked in another tribute to 9/11.