I had a couple of images in mind for today’s post. Then I looked at the date. Then I decided not to post one of my own images.
Instead, I present this image. A collage of the (nearly) 3000 innocent victims of the September 11 attacks. The image is not of my making, and I apologize for the lack of attribution. I simply couldn’t find it.
I vividly remember where I was and what I was doing, 9 years ago today, when my country, the United States was attacked by Radical Islamists. I remember watching it unfold on TV in shock, with the rest of the world, unable to make sense of it. The day was a blur of grim imagery.
It hits home where I live, in the Boston area, where two of the ill-fated flights originated at Boston’s Logan Airport. One of the pilots lived in a town adjacent to me and one of the flight attendants on Flight 11, which struck the World Trade Center first, was the sister-in-law of a close friend.
9 years ago today almost 3000 people did what we all do every day. They got up and went to work went to work. Unlike us, they didn’t come home. Please take a moment today to remember the 3000.