September 11, 2012

9/11 - A Rememberance

This day, for me, has been spent in rememberance. I felt compelled to visit the Healing Garden set up by Colonial Flag. I have never visited this spot, until today. I am glad I did. I took my children and though they don't understand the meaning, my oldest was impressed and joyful to see all the flags. Shortly after arriving the Healing Garden, I looked across the field and saw one of my good friends, and former co-worker. We were hired within 2 months of each other and ultimately laid off on the same day. It was really great to share that moment with my old friend.
I'm sure I have mentioned before, but I used to work for Continental Airlines (which has now merged with United Airlines). I worked reservations for the first few years while employeed there. I worked on September 11, 2001. It was my scheduled day off. That is a day I will never forget. Almost as though I can recall every waking minute.
My heart aches today. I can not even imagine how or what those who were physically affected by this massacre went through, what their thoughts were, and how their lives were ended. The first thing I saw while driving up to the memorial was an enormous statue of the 3 fireman who rose the American Flag at ground zero. Such love, hope and patriotism in the midst of a terrible tragedy. I am not ashamed to say that I cry every time I see that photograph. And I cried when I saw that magnificent statue.

"Freedom was attacked this morning by a faceless coward. And, Freedom WILL be defended."
- President George W. Bush. September 11, 2001.

(cloudy days and cell phone pictures do not mix)


  1. Very nice post. I too am remembering that day with great sadness and was touched when I came upon your post. Thanks for the pictures also, not all of us are able to get there in person.

  2. Lovely post Sarah. So glad your friend just happened to be there at the same time too. :)

  3. Thanks for this wonderful post! I loved your photo montage, and appreciate that you are remembering on your blog...


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