Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Number Eleven

Eleven years have past since Sept 11.

Eleven birthdays gone by without the wrinkles, the visible marks of life.
Eleven Christmases and Thanksgivings with an empty seat at the table.
Eleven Septembers to remember the tragic events that will always leave a mark on our souls.

How have we changed?

We are less innocent.
We are less invincible.
We are forever changed.

Where do we go from here?

To Ground Zero to be close to our loved ones and the heroes.
To our experts to find better ways to snuff out terror.
To our resolve so that our National Security is never compromised again.

What have we learned?

That there are no guarantees.
That heroes come in all forms, ages, shapes and sizes and that human kindness does exist.
And that not one of the nearly 3000 sacred souls tragically lost on that fateful day will ever be lost in vain.


Heff said...

Hard to believe it's been 11 years. Seems like yesterday, and it'll ALWAYS seem that way.....

Pearl said...

I believe it. It was my son's 17th birthday, and I realized that we were going to go to war...


Anonymous said...

Just continue to rain hell fire down on all their asses, until there is no enemy.