Memories of 9/11
Posted: September 11, 2020
Thoughts from the days immediately following the attacks to years later…
Two small numbers—9/11—have become shorthand for an infinite number of emotions: the shock and disbelief of watching the terrorist attack on live TV, the horror of watching the twin towers collapse upon themselves, the national grief as the number of confirmed casualties grew to over 2,800, the growing realization that we are no longer beyond the reach of terrorist attacks, and perhaps most of all, the fact that those who remember where they were on that date, will never, ever be the same.
Here are some of my thoughts posted within hours of the original attack and throughout the subsequent years. I trust they’re helpful in dealing with the shock, anger and grief of that day and continuing attacks.
- (September 10, 2003)
- (September 11, 2006)
- (September 11, 2005)
- (September 17, 2001)
- (September 9, 2002)
- (September 11, 2001)
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