Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11

It's hard to believe that it's been 10 years since our nation faced the greatest tragedy to occur on our soil since the Confederate War. So much has happened since then, but like every other adult I know, I know exactly where I was and what I was doing.

I wrote a post in September 2008 regarding 9/11. I went back today and re-read it. I don't think that I'd change much if I were to write it today. As much as I don't want to remember that day, and the ones following, there just isn't any way to not remember. I don't want to ever forget.

The television has been doing in-depth coverage of many of the heroes of that day. Because I was on Amy ship (at sea), we didn't have access to the news feeds. Once we got back to port, a lot of the news footage had been "locked down" because it was deemed to distressing to watch. So, I didn't see many of the actual footage scenes for many years. The images I did see are forever seared in my mind.

I can't even imagine the horror and the nightmares experienced by those who witnessed it all first-hand.

Saying "thank you" to those who were the heroes of that day and every day since seems so ineffective and just not enough, but it's all I've got.

6 comments:

Thisisme. said...

Amen to that Teresa. Words are never enough for a tragedy like this.

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

Sometimes we do not need words to express how such a horror has made us feel as the words do not seem right.....

kneesandpaws said...

There really are no words for it. I'm sorry I haven't been around much but I think of you often!

orchid said...

Hello, my friend,
I just stopped by to tell you that eating like "miso-soup with Tofu", banana and things which are sofe, digestive and easy for the stomach food and getting better.
Hope every thing is going well with you♡♡♡
Hugs xoxo,  Orchid*

Kristen said...

I agree, Thank you, needs a little something more ...

labbie1 said...

You said it!