Friday, September 9, 2011

Never Forget

While I’m always ready for a couple of days off, I’m bracing myself for the flood of emotions that are starting to surge as we head into the weekend. It’s been ten years since the Sept. 11 attacks, and families and friends of the victims, as well as so many of us who watched the horror unveil before our eyes, will commemorate the anniversary on Sunday.

Memorials will not only take place in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, but throughout the world as we honor those who were lost, grieve with their loved ones and look for hope in the future generations to follow.

The memorial at Ground Zero in New York City

I saw this photo today of a young ROTC member keeping guard over a memorial at my alma mater, the University of Kentucky. I’m sure there are so many similar scenes throughout the country today.

Shew, it’s going to be a tough one, folks. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you as we share in this remembrance.

I look forward to returning to much lighter blogging topics next week. I'll be gearing up for a trip down to Lexington next Saturday for a UK football game. I'll have plenty to post about tailgating food, drinks and activities, and will be seeking your expertise as well!
Images from and the New York Times


High Heeled Life said...

I still can't believe Sept. 11th actually happened. It is mankind at its most worst. My thoughts and prayers remain with family and friends of those directly affected by such a horrific event...and I pray that peace will one day be worldwide. Stay strong. xo

Loved the photo in the post below this one... hope your fires have been put out at work and you can take a moment to breath. xo HHL

Renée Finberg said...

i can't believe it happened either.
the sickest american tragedy.

it will take many , many years to get over this.
if we ever can.
but, i hope don't ever forget it.
because...pearl harbor day sure has faded.
don't you think?

annechovie said...

It is impossible to believe it's been 10 years. What a solemn occasion and I pray for the safety of everyone this wknd with terrorist threats.

Anonymous said...

The tragedy was awful, but it isn't "unbelievable". It is the sick results of the beliefs of people who would rather die than allow others to live their lives differently; who see nothing wrong in sacrificing their children in the name of their god. Grieve for the ones who were lost, but if you and the world become complacent, don't be "surprised" at what happens. This wasn't an act of god,not Katrina, or a tsunami or an earthquake, it was carefully planned by people whose hate for America and democracy is ingrained from birth.