Sunday, September 11, 2011

Never Forget

The week before Christmas 2005, our family went to New York City with my husband's parents.  We were determined to see Ground Zero while we were there.

This small fire station was directly across the street...

from these craters, which were all that remained of the twin towers of the World Trade Center.

A small temporary memorial had been erected outside.

The extraordinary courage of those men (who were only human, after all) stays with me to this day.  They had been trained to fight fires, all of which could be deadly, but I can't imagine that they ever expected anything like this.  I know I certainly didn't.  But they all responded as they had been trained to do.

A group of people with an evil purpose tried to destroy our country that day.  They inflicted incredible pain and loss, and yet...we persevere.

I don't live in New York City, but I do live in the United States of America.  And I want to say "Thank You" to those heroes of September 11, 2001; in New York, on Flight 93 over Pennsylvania, and in Washington, D.C.

I'll never forget.


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