Who doesn’t know the history behind the 9/11 memorials? Patriot Day is an annual observance on September 11 to remember heroes and victims who died during the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. Many Americans refer to Patriot Day as 9/11. Will my children ever understand this? Will history explain to them that we didn’t know if more planes were highjacked, we didn’t know the buildings would fall, and we didn’t know how many terrorist there were. We were so afraid of what was happending, but even more afraid because we didn’t know when it would end or if it would end. One building…one plane down….another building…the pentegon…the Rangers beepers going off at Ft Benning…the 10th Mountain mobilizing…posts locking down…air traffic grounded…will they ever understand that fear of not knowing? Will they only wonder why we didn’t do things differently and react differently?
On this 10th Anniversary of 9/11 please take time to thank a soldier and remember those that lost their lives on that day, and many days that followed. Never forget that six months after the attacks on New York…the fires were still burning at ground zero. Never forget!
By the way, this post ( http://rrea.com/blog/9-11-01-my-remembrance/ ) was written two years ago and continues to be one of the most heavily trafficked blog posts on this site.