I’m sure who to credit this photo to. But I remember seeing it on 9-11 a few years ago on a photoblog, most likely on MSN, in memory of those who perished on 9-11-01. I saved this photo because it spoke volumes to me. It is so poignant, so emotional, so raw and real and captures how all people must feel about the tragic events of that day.
I will never forget where I was, what I was doing, the horror and disbelief I felt. I couldn’t believe what was happening. I remember thinking, “This can’t be real”. I remember feeling panicked, wondering if friends in NYC and family in VA who worked at the Pentagon were ok. I couldn’t even speak, the images on the television were so horrific.
So today I remember, as I do always and especially on September 11th, those who perished, thier families, friends and loved ones who miss them. I say a prayer to God for peace for everyone affected by this tragedy, and thanks for the servicemen who gave their lives trying to rescue people.
I will never forget. And as I participate in moments of silence at 8:46 am and 9:03 am, tears still come to my eyes, as even 12 years later, I still can’t believe this happened.
I remember my son, who was 4 years old at the time, saying “Those bad men made God cry today”. Indeed :(