Thursday, September 11, 2008

Remembering

7 comments:

Butch said...

Yes, one needs to stop and pause a moment and think about where they were at this time and how it affected each and every one of our lives.

Birdie said...

I'll never forget.

afod said...

Interesting photograph. Where was this taken? Was this part of a memorial service in town or is this your own at the new abode? One blogger mentioned that this should be made a national holiday, which I somewhat agreed with as long as people don't use it as a day to sleep in or that Macy's uses to promote a Summer Clearance sale. :-|

Greg said...

Thanks, Afod. This was taken around November 11th of 2001, at the bas relief at the base of the Pilgrim Monument, where vigils had been held to remember those lost on 9/11 throughout that fall.

That the display continued on, burnished with fallen leaves and potted mums, throughout the autumn has always been representative to me of how sad and uncertain we all felt that Fall.

MartininBroda said...

I guess you know I have already written something about this at another place. It seems certainly inappropriate, if Non-Americans say something to this issue. But I’m sure in contrast to the intentions of the terrorists there was all over the world a sense of horror and compassion at that time.

Greg said...

Martin, I don't think it inappropriate for you to comment.

One of the more comforting memories of that awful day for me are of the outpourings of horror and sympathy and support that came from almost every corner of our planet. I think I recall one foreign leader saying, sorrowfully, "today we are all Americans".

Of course, one of the things that continues to sadden me is how quickly our government's leaders managed to squander all that global good will.

MartininBroda said...

Yes indeed. But I guess those memories may be somewhat buried, but they are not totally lost.