Saturday, September 10, 2011

10 Years and It Seems Like Yesterday

Ciera had just turned 3 less than a month before 9/11 and just a few days after that horrible she asked me why did that plane fly into that building as I sat, in total disbelief, watching it happen over and over again.

Just the other day, Rakes caught me watching some other show about it and uttered "What was that Dad? Did that just happen today?"

Lots of things have happened since that day. I've had two more children come into this ever changing, always scary world. The Red Sox have won two Championships, we're fighting two wars that are a direct/indirect result of that tragic day, and had our everyday rights and habits changed forever.

However, 10 years ago tomorrow morning, we all learned what a TRUE hero looked like. It was that firefighter and police officer that ran into those burning buildings in New York and Washington D.C. that never came back out. It was those men and women who wear the uniform of the greatest country on Earth with dignity, bravery, and honor. And it was that stockbroker or commodities trader in the Towers leading people to safety and then going BACK to try and help more.

Lastly, a hero looked like those ordinary men and women on Flight 93 who uttered "Let's Roll." and in the process of losing their lives saved the lives of thousands of others.

Never Forget.


Dewey said...

Best thing I've seen written on this. Never forget, and honor the first responders everyday. I have many firefighters in my family.

Ted D said...

Thanks, Dewey. They really are the hero's.