Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 11th

If you get a chance, go to the NYT's Portraits of Grief website and read some of the profiles of people who lost their lives seven years ago today. The biggest mistake we can make as a country is not to remember what happened in New York, Washington DC and Pennsylvania. My prayers are with the victims' families and friends on this anniversary of that horrific day.

8 comments:

Virginia said...

Well said Melissa! I couldn't have said it better myself, and I do agree with you. We are all with you.

catslady said...

It's hard to believe it's been 7 years. They have been having shows on this all week that I've been watching. Flight 93 wasn't too far from us - I live outside of Pittsburgh and for a short while they thought that's where it may land. We were lucky unlike so many others :(

Brandy said...

It's hard to remember this day and not sit and cry. Thank you for the post, so that we may remember those that lost their lives.

limecello said...

Very nice post, Melissa.

Jane said...

The reading of the victims names by family members is always very emotional.

Tiffany said...

Last night (here in the UK) the BBC showed a program that profiled four people who were in the Marriott Hotel - which was just below the twin towers. It was an interesting perspective.

The experience profoundly changed each of the people profiled, in surprising ways. One hard-working litigation lawyer committed to simply being a kinder, more patient person. One young woman, an aspiring actress who worked at the hotel, joined the military medical corps so she could "help people". One man's faith was significantly deepened, despite also losing his sister and four-year-old niece who were in one of the planes.

They all seemed to share the feeling that they lived for a purpose and their job was to make that purpose a positive one.

Sarita Leone said...

Such a tough day. So sad, and unforgettable.

Nathalie said...

It was a true nightmare... 7 years already! Time goes by so quickly.