Saturday, September 11, 2010

Never Forget

Never forget. Never forget where you were, or how you felt.

I wish I had one of these. I would personalize it with my current tag numbers. You see, I took delivery of my 2002 Chrysler September 8th. I put my first gas in it September 11th, 2001.

Where were you and what do you think of on this anniversary day when it rolls around?

This post is timed, and it will post at 0745 CDT--the time the first plane hit the south tower of the World Trade Center.

4 comments:

WarmSocks said...

Horror.
I was expecting a baby, and afraid of the kind of world I was bringing a child into.

Soldiers go to war and fight against other soldiers. I couldn't fathom that anyone could have so much hatred in their heart as to plot the murder of thousands of innocent people.

Never forget.

the observer said...

Socks:
To me this is Pearl Harbor. You just cannot forget if you were an adult when this happened. It has to become a part of you.

I've been reading on my blogroll, and some have admitted to lessening the remembering, but being reminded afresh by some circumstance or action by another. I think we have to keep poking each other, and prompting each other to never forget. Not in anger or vengeance, but in honest remembrance and love for the people who died and the losses of the day, and what it meant to be attacked on our own soil.

Thanks for the comment...
The Observer

Bob G. said...

T.O.:
This is one of those pivotal moments in history, and while it was tragic beyond belief, we have so many people that will NEVER let this event pass from their lips...or memories.

the observer said...

Bob:
I do hope so. I have seen some people poo-poo the reminders, testifying to the short attention span of this nation.

We don't remember for vengeance, or out of anger, but out of sincere sorrow for the loss.

I have among my circle of friends someone who lost dear ones at the WTC, and she does not find it overly sentimental or pungent to revisit the scene.

We move on, but we never really leave .

The Observer