I can’t wrap my emotions around a blog post that feels right today. I will just say, the events of 9/11/2001 will be burned into my heart and soul forever. The innocent lives of people working and traveling, the lives of the fire and police there to help and rescue… the pure horror of the entire day. I could never forget this day, the events, or how the lives of so many has changed in the aftermath.
I know there are other events and tragedies, that other things happen that I perhaps don’t remember the date of. This one is different for me. I still cry when I think about it. I remember Jason waking me up and telling me to turn on the news as he drove into work. My shock as I watched a plane crash. My fear for him and his fellow firefighters as I watched members of the NYFD crushed in the collapsing buildings live on TV. I remember every detail.
I will lead a ‘normal’ day today, but don’t for one second think I don’t remember. I don’t want to hear about conspiracy theories or government plots. It doesn’t change what happened or the lives lost. The thousands of soldiers deployed since then. The way it changed our entire country from air travel to visiting national landmarks/treasures.
I remember. I can never forget.