Let Freedom Ring!
January 21, 2018
This past August my daughter and I took our Ashlee to New York to celebrate her 19th birthday. She fell in love with the city just like my daughter and I did many years ago.
Even though she was just a baby when the events of September 11, 2001 occurred Ashlee wanted to go see the site and the memorials there. It is a very reverent place and the memorials to those that were lost that day are very appropriate, the people around us were respectful and speaking in soft tones. I had not been there since the year after 9/11 happened when the site was still a recovery location. I remember that tragic day so well, and I recall coming home from work that day and finally letting my guard down and crying like a baby in my living room while watching the coverage – I cried at work, but held the big emotions back until I got home to try to be strong for my staff.. We all have stories of where we were on 9/11 and they are all heartbreaking.
I flew a lot for business back then and when the news hit the TV, my sister called my Administrative Assistant on the land line because she couldn’t get me on my cell. She demanded “Where is she?” My Admin calmed her down and said, “she cancelled her flight to NYC last week, she’s here and she’s fine.” My sister was so afraid that I was on one of the planes. And well I could have been, but by the grace of God I wasn’t.
The Freedom Tower that stands there today, and is a symbolic 1,776-feet tall. It is truly impressive.
I think converting this photo to black and white works nicely.
“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.” ~ Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in 2002
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Have a day today that is full of love.
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