Saturday, September 11, 2010
A Day to Be Somber
I had decided not to watch the 9/11 coverage on TV today, but of course, did anyway, and spent the morning in tears listening to the families read the names of their loved ones lost, watching the archival footage of seeing the first responders choking from the dust, still turning around and going back in. I sat watching those towers fall that morning, clutching my 2 year old daughter, thinking I was watching our country collapse. That we didn't is testament to everything good in America. Our personal freedom is a great gift and great responsibility I hope I will always live up to. I'm just going to spend the rest of the day being thankful and as one of the family members said this morning, it is a day to be somber.