Do you remember where you were seventeen years ago today? I remember my Mom telling me that everyone knew where they were when JFK was shot. Now I believe our generational history continues with “Where were you on 9/11?”
Because it seems to me, most of the people of a certain age know full well where they were when they heard about the tragedy that occurred on September 11, 2001. In our area especially, we know of families who lost loved ones, who endured unspeakable tragedy and who witnessed the atrocities associated with that day. They are ever emblazoned on many hearts, minds and souls.
There is also another side to the tragedy when we try to look at the light of compassion, of helpfulness, of unity that occurred through that experience. Strangers helping strangers. People going beyond their limits to save someone else. All of the unmistakable soulful connections that came from the irrevocable losses that occurred from the tragedy.
Remembering those whom we lost as the bells toll in NYC today, the names read of those souls who were unable to return home to their loved ones that day. The unfurling of our flag at the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, VA. The tears that many of us still shed on this day, even so many years later.
There’s a heaviness in the air today as the skies weep rain. Those whom we lost are never forgotten. Those heroes who gave their lives to help others. Their angelic light continues to remain in the memories of our hearts.
May God Bless Us All.