Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ten Years Ago

Today, of course, is the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, DC, that occurred on September 11, 2001. After ten years, I feel like I should have some perspective on the event, but I still find it as horrifying and confusing as I did when it happened. To fly hijacked jets filled with innocent people into office buildings filled with innocent people is as absurd as it is evil, and yet it was done.

There was much senseless death on September 11, 2001. People in the airplanes, in the office buildings and on the streets died, as did firefighters, police officers and emergency workers on the scene doing their duty and trying to save lives. Many members of the military have lost their lives as well, fighting during the last decade to make the dangerous world a safer place for the rest of us. This is a day to remember them.