This country has seen hardship and tragedy, gone through war and peace, flood and drought but 14 years ago, we went through something else.
Something we couldn’t define as it was happening.
Something that made no sense.
Something we couldn’t wrap our minds around.
Something that brought more questions than answers.
We experienced something that sent us blindly tumbling through denial, tears, anger, disbelief, resolution, and finally motivation.
14 years has passed since that horrific day in our history and still, video footage, books, documentaries, all move me to tears.
I’m paying tribute here, today, to those who fought to survive and did, who fought to survive and didn’t. To those whose job took them into the depths of hell right on the surface of the earth. To those trapped and to those who escaped. To those who loved and lost, and to those who loved and found.
I recently read a book about the events of the Twin Towers and their fall:
It was an experience I will not forget. It allowed me, someone who had never seen the towers nor been to New York, to be a part of the lives of those inside. It was heart wrenching and eye opening all at the same time.
Recommend it? Yes, I would.
For me, it was about knowing more than what the media reported, more than what the papers allowed me to know. It made it personal. It made it real.
As a society we have become stone hearted to terrible things. Numb if you will because we see it every day on our local and national news broadcast, in magazines, on the front pages of the newspaper; Tragedy is on our phone’s news feed and on programs we choose to watch on TV.
We are often unmoved by tragedy simply because what floods us forces us to shut down from it, remove ourselves from it, self preservation in a sense.
The video I post here is lengthy. It is graphic in parts. It is in short, not easy to watch.
102 Minutes That Changed America a documentary from History.com
I’m not trying to put tragedy in your face once again. I am documenting a terrible human tragedy in hopes of never forgetting that it is up to me to
Remember and Never Forget To Make A Difference Everyday In Some Small Way
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Till Next Time,