Sunday, September 11, 2011

We Remember

While there is no denying the terrible loss of life and peace of mind on 9/11/01, we also remember the extraordinary acts of courage that day also. The ordinary people, firefighters, and police who risked and often lost their lives, either trying to rescue people or carrying people out of the two towers, helped to remind us that even in the face of a terrible act of terrorism, most people are so much better than we often give them credit for.


The FDNY raising a flag over the rubble of the towers, reminding us that we, as a nation, can recover.


The Pentagon Memorial at night. Many military personnel and civilians gave their lives trying to save colleagues.

This sculpture was a gift from Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian people, and was dedicated on the 5th anniversary of 9/11. It is meant to symbolize the sadness over the loss of life, but also the hope that one day we will be crying tears of joy when we eradicate terrorism.


We also can't forget the heroes of Flight 93, who chose to fight back against the hijackers and lost their lives when the plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania.

And finally our hope for peace in the years to come.

13 comments:

FURKIDSMOM said...

We will never forget. We hope that someday we can all live in peace.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

beautiful.

I am embarrassed to say I have never seen that sculpture before.

Gut wrenching.

Thank you for sharing.
((((hugs))))

Hiking Hounds said...

That was really nice. I hadn't ever seen the Russian sculpture before either.

Angel and Kirby said...

We will remember! Beautiful tribute!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Peace

Eric and Flynn said...

A beautiful tribute. We will never forget.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

This is a lovely post and a great tribute.

ABBY said...

We are afraid that as more time passes people will become complacent about what happen in 2001. It is strange to think that (naturally) there are many people (very young) who do not remember or weren't even born in 2001. Will it become a day to them that is only something that was written about in history books? We wonder how they will see the senselessness of terror and fear? We hope that future generations will not overlook that this was a pivotal point for us as a nation.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Mark's Mews said...

We stayed quiet all day...

Mr. Hendrix said...

purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs we had a quiet day remembering what happened. Mommy and daddy watched the memorial specials and some others that day. Just to remember how horrid they felt that day. It is important to always remember how horrid that day was

Diamond said...

thanks for visiting my place on my birthday. purrrs and purrs.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Purrrrring in remembrance of Angle Tiki.

ppuurrrrrr

Derby, Ducky said...

Thanks for the purrthday wishes.