Today marks the 9-year anniversary of that terrible terrorist attack. I think all of us have our own way of remembering this day - for some its a fleeting thought...perhaps a tear or two shed. For others its remembering a loved one who died and feeling that ache in their heart. For me...its become a day to remember the terror I felt...the helplessness...the absolute fear...and to wonder how people survive in countries of the world that live that terror, helplessness and fear daily.
September 11, 2001 - America was attacked with airplanes filled with innocent people and hatred.
September 11, 2010 - My husband is in Afghanistan trying to stop the insurgents that would repeat this terrible act if they had a chance. I am proud of him. I wish he didn't have to be where he is right now...doing what he does. I wish that world peace was a realistic and acheivable goal. I wish that people didn't hate me simply because of the country that I was born in.
Today is a good day to hold close to you the ones you love. Give an extra kiss goodnight. Laugh a little more. Hold them tight if they cry. And say you love them more than ever.
In remembrance of a tragedy that occured 9 years ago today...
by Robin Gimson
If flags flew freely, high in the sky,
And loved ones didn't have to cry,