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Remembering September 11

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A Political Geographer in New York: Visiting the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

“On the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, hijackers on American Airlines Flight 11 hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m., killing everyone on board and hundreds of people inside the building. It was initially viewed as an accident until, just a little over 15 minutes later at 9:03 a.m., hijackers crashed United Airlines Flight 175 into the South Tower, killing those on board and several hundred inside the edifice.” Newsweek

The school superintendent came to our office a few minutes before 9:00 a.m. as part of his routine visit on that day. Someone called our attention and we turned on the TV in the meeting room. No word could describe the horror we felt within the first half an hour of the crash. It was a day I would never forget.

The following Sunday as friends got together at a meeting, a couple who worked for Morgan Stanley shared that a few days before the attack, they were at the Headquarter on the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The wife remembered looking out at the surrounding buildings from the floor to ceiling windows. As she shared, she was shaken with tears in disbelief of what had taken place.

No matter how you choose to reflect on this day, images of what happened on 9/11 will forever serve as a reminder of the resilience we had—and still have—as a nation in the face of tragedy. As the world continues to change, the suffering and strength of that day will always remain a part of us.

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Sorrow and Loss

My deepest condolences to Bernadette’s loss of her son Andrew. Bernadette at Haddon Musings hosts the weekly post “52 Weeks of Thankfulness” and I was a proud participant.

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The Starry Night

Vincent van Gogh

“When he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.

William Shakespeare

My dear friends, it is with a very great sorrow that I tell you that my dear son Andrew died yesterday.

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Remembrance and Compassion

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Double Tanka

Heroes young and old

Fought with determination

Traded their lives for ours

Allegiant to the country

Deep reverent remembrance

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Heroes young and old

Survived from detonation

Tough to overcome

The Post Traumatic Stress Symptoms

Well deserve our compassion

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Tanka Poem is a five-line poem with different number of syllables in each line: 5/7/5/7/7/

Daily Prompt: Detonate

Daily Prompt: Triumph