today is september 11-a day many of us will never forget. has it really been 14 years since that horrible day? the more time passes, the more removed it feels. elementary school children weren't alive. they learn about it in school as a historical event. even young adults may not remember, but i will never forget.
i will never forget the horror and shock and fear. i will never forget the unity and patriotism and national pride.
we are lucky in utah to have a memorial. there is a statue as well as a freedom field.
every year it is set up with flags remembering those who lost their lives on 9/11 as well as other military who have lost their lives since then.
i took a little time to visit last night. it was a little dark and mostly empty which added to the experience. there is a flag for each person that died on 9/11 including a card with their name, age, and something about them. i read several of the cards. i didn't realize there were so many small children. i read about a family (mom, dad, 2 little girls) that were all on the plane. there were older people and younger people, business travelers and personal travelers-people from all walks of life.
i never want to forget that day, but i almost did. luckily the radio reminded me about the utah healing field. i'm glad i took a few minutes out of my time to remember.
the last time i visited NYC, the 9/11 memorial was done. it is one of the most amazing things in all of NYC. it completely captures the situation and transports people outside of the hustle and bustle of the city. it is a definite must see in NYC and the most unique experience.