When I hear this date, my thoughts quickly turn to the tragic events that took place 12 years ago today. Most of us can remember exactly where we were and what we were doing that morning. I was living in a suburb of Jackson, MS at the time. It was during my early morning commute downtown when I heard on the radio that the first plane had flown into the north tower. By the time I made it to my office on the 10th floor I walked in just in time to see the second plane hit the south tower on live television. The horrific scenes replayed again and again during the days to follow will forever be etched in my mind. Today, and every day, we should honor those who lost their lives both during the events of September 11th, as well as, during the long and grueling war that followed. We should also thank those who continue to fight to protect the freedoms we hold so dear and remember the families awaiting their loved ones safe return.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis
In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. ~José Narosky
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. ~Cynthia Ozick