Monday, September 12, 2011

Remembering is all I can do.

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I'm sure you will or have already read many blog posts or articles on the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001. I'm sure there is nothing here that I can write that will enlighten anyone or relieve anyone else's sadness over the anniversary.

My friend Holly wrote a nice post about her memories of 9/11 here.

I did not know anyone personally that was affected by the World Trade Center or the Pentagon bombings or the crash of Flight 93. The only connection I had was that a New York firefighter that had been on a reality gameshow that I watched a few years before was one of the 343 firefighters that perished that day.

I spent a lot of last week and all day Sunday watching documentaries on 9/11. I've been asked me why I wanted to dwell on it so much. My only connection was the same connection we all had to that horrible day - we witnessed it.

I watched all of this because I just wanted to remember. I wanted to honor by remembering. That's really all I can do now.

I can't imagine what those families went through. I can't imagine what those firefighters and police officers faced every single day. I can only remember.

And for as long as I am able, I will remember. It's the least I can do.

1 comment:

  1. I watched a lot too. Still have some on my DVR to watch. I wanted to remember and learn more and here stories. I may not have lived it but like you said I witnessed it.

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