Wednesday, June 24, 2009

ground zero

Blogging from NY, NY - on the road
The trip to Ground Zero, site of the former World Trade Center began on the subway (after toasted bagels and cream cheese for breakfast).

I hadn't been there since the attack on September 11, 2001, a date which like December 7, 1941, will live forever as a day of infamy.

When I was in New York last time the complex was still standing, but that was in early August, 2001. The images of the people killed by the Wahabi Muslims/al Qaeda and of the towers on fire flashed through my mind.

Now, eight years later, the place is being rebuilt from below ground up. There will be taller buildings and a large park at ground level as a memorial for those people (who included Muslims working there) who lost their lives at the hands of terrorists.

We can never forget.  I personally do not forgive.

There will be another World Trade Center.  

I hope the Chief Executive of the United States never apologizes for our reaction to 9/11 - though he seems inclined to apologize for a great deal that requires no apology. 


Red said...

He'll find a way to apologize for that too.

Joanie M said...

I hope he doesn't. I, too, choose not forgive. I knew 2 people who died that fateful day. One in Tower 1 who worked for Cantor Fitzgerald and the other was the Chief Purser on Flight 93 that crashed in Shanksville, PA.

Opus #6 said...

Great idea to take your daughter there. We need to educate the younger generation about these things.

The Fien Family said...

I signed this petition to stop Obama from ruining our health care system

darlin said...

This is a day which I too will never forget, forgive for the devestation and the lives lost... what is forgiveness?

Julia@SometimesLucid said...

I will never forgive either.

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