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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

In Memoriam

Today is not a day we blog.

Today is a day we cherish the living and mourn the departed. Those who perished in the towers, at the pentagon, in the air and on the ground... Those who perished in the wars that were fought.. That are still being fought...

Today is a day we will never forget...

Today is the day that changed our world, our perception of it, our understanding of our place in it... forever.
Today, we do not blog of houseguests... Except perhaps the one pictured above... holding a cross forged from metal of the World Trade Center where his father perished these 11 years ago today, touching it and drawing warmth and strength...

I'll see you soon, my friend. Know that I am thinking of you today.



Blogger Stephen Ritchie said...

Just got into work, got off the E Train at the World Trade Center stop like every other day. But today its just... different. Thanks for the lovely post, Carolyn.

September 11, 2012 at 5:55 AM  
Blogger kb said...

Can I ask which past HG that is? Either way, it's a beautiful photo.

September 11, 2012 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger Sandra B. said...

Thank you Carolyn,

We were all touched and our lives changed on that day and the days and years that have followed as a country and as individuals. Thank you for reminding us to remember the families of the fallen we grieve once a year they grieve everyday.


September 11, 2012 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Tray said...

Carolyn, I am a new member here. Keeping you in my prayers today. I assume you lost someone that day? The anniversary is always hard for me too.

September 11, 2012 at 10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was the day America lost her innocence and it changed her forever..:(:(

September 11, 2012 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger Doubting Thomas said...

Never Forget!
I took this photo at Ground Zero, the cross is formed from the beams of the World Trade Center, the mass on one of the arms is a piece of the airplane. Workers found this cross exactly as you see it, and erected it on the site. It stands there today as a memorial.

September 11, 2012 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger FL Girl said...

To the families of 911 and all the military people that continue to give us our freedom at a huge cost--God Bless You.
I am retired US AirForce and live in a military community. I see young Airmen leaving for tours over and over again. My neighbor has had two sons born different years that he didn't even meet until they were many months old. The hardships that the military has to deal with on a daily basis are not understandable to most, but our pride for this country is what keeps us going. God Bless our military and all that they do for us.

September 11, 2012 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger brendarae7 said...

Kb, I believe it is Alex Coladonato from BB9.

September 11, 2012 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger jay-dubya said...

I was at work at the airport. I was a Continental red coat at the time. I do not remember the exact time, but my father called me to tell me that someone had flown an aircraft into the World Trade Center. It was not known at the time that we were under attack. I was in Pod 6 (IAH Term B gates B76-B83).

From that point forward, the rest of the day was a blur. I just remember looking around the gate lobby and hearing everyone's phones start to ring. The supervisors were called into a quick meeting and within a matter of minutes we were instructed to secure the terminal. We instructed all of the passengers to exit the secure area due to the "international incident" that occurred in New York City. Sometime in this period, I called my brother and asked him to get my children out of school. After all, we did not know the extent of the targets or the number of aircraft taken.

Aircraft were landing and filling up the gates. I remember making an announcement on board more than one flight I had met that morning. "Ladies and gentlemen, as you may or may not know, due to the international incident in New York, all flight activity has been halted nationwide. As you exit the aircraft, please proceed immediately to the terminal exit. Do not stop for gate checked bags. Do not stop to use the phone. Do not stop. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated."

I was amazed how fast it took place and how cooperative the passengers were. After all of the passengers were gone, me and several others were in Pod 5 watching CNN on a TV at a diner when the South Tower collapsed. I can take you to the spot I was standing when my dad called. I can take you to the spot where I watched the first tower fall. I will never forget that day. I will never forget the fallen. I will never forget the heroes that emerged. I will never forget.

September 11, 2012 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger jay-dubya said...

I am posting from my phone! Sorry if it went more than once!!

September 11, 2012 at 12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts go out to all those that perished on 9/11 and all those that survived. This was truly a moment that changed the course of history and the way we view the world. This was a day of horrific tragedy and extraordinary heroes. I salute each and every one of you.

September 11, 2012 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger Jaznotes said...

Thank you Carolyn.

September 11, 2012 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger MistyinAL said...

I would like to know too.

September 11, 2012 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger kimcat said...

Well said... We shall never forget! God Bless America!

September 11, 2012 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger kimcat said...

Well said... We shall never forget! God Bless America!

September 11, 2012 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger Clarissa said...

Day is done, gone the sun
From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky
All is well, safely rest
God is nigh.
Fading light dims the sight
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright
From afar, drawing near
Falls the night.
Thanks and praise for our days
Neath the sun, neath the stars, neath the sky
As we go, this we know
God is nigh.

September 11, 2012 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Therese said...

KB - That is Alex holding the cross - I think from BB9 - my memory is not that good.

September 11, 2012 at 4:19 PM  
Blogger Hodge said...

@kb. That is Alex from BB9.

September 11, 2012 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Deirdre Anne said...

I believe the house guest is Alex from BB9...I know his story all to well...

September 11, 2012 at 5:24 PM  
Blogger Deirdre Anne said...

I believe the house guest is Alex Coladanto from BB9...I know his story all too well...

September 11, 2012 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger ǝuoʎuɐzǝɥʇ said...

*respectful silence*

September 11, 2012 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger David Lockner said...

Let us keep in mid the 343 FDNY members killed in action as well....their un-yeilding bravery in the face of disaster kept thousands more people alive...

September 11, 2012 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger Shell said...

Yes his father is on the twin tower list. http://www.celebritysmackblog.com/2012/09/11/911-victims-list/

September 12, 2012 at 11:10 AM  

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