Thursday, September 11, 2014

September 11th, 13 years ago

If you live in the Northeast and you are old enough,
you remember the morning of September 11th 
thirteen years ago.

Summer was transforming into fall. 
The sky was crystal blue.
The air was chilly and crisp.
The day was setting up to be a top 10 day.

But it was a day of contrasts...

at 8:46 am … 
peace and tranquility 

turned into 
devastation and chaos.

Today marks the 13th  anniversary 
of the 9/11 attacks on the United States.
However unlucky the number 13 is...
we are fortunate to be US citizens.

The Freedom Tower now stands 
in stark contrast 
to where the World Trade Center once stood, 

rising up from the ashes,
reaching up to the heavens, 
proclaiming we shall overcome.

The lives of those lost that day are not lost in vain.
We remember the 9/11 victims, survivors and first responders and today 
we pay tribute to them
by uniting in 
charitable service as we did those days 
after September 11th.

That beautiful fall morning...
 we saw evil, 
but today we see hope.

9/11 - a day of contrasts.

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