Saturday, September 11, 2021

9/11: 20 years later, we still remember

Today we mark twenty years since the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. I was eleven at the time, and this was the defining world event of my childhood.

We watched the memorial services on television this morning, much like we watched the events unfold on that fateful day. Our oldest two children, aged six and three, learned more about 9/11 this week than in previous years, and as they grow up we will tell them more as appropriate for their maturity.

It seems hardly possible that it's been twenty years. We have an entire generation of kids who have no comprehension of what life was like before September 11th, 2001.

Have You Forgotten? is a poignant song by country music artist Darryl Worley. This video contains images and video from that day -- reminders of what our nation suffered and experienced 20 years ago today.

May we never forget:


When I was a kid, I would periodically keep a journal. Here's my entry for 9/11/01:


Never forget.


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