Ten years ago the world change. The bubble of safety was torn by four airliners slicing through the innocence of the American people; a dagger deep in the mentality of all of us.
We were changed.
As a country we were one and on that day we were watching in horror, shock...disbelief at what we saw.
Watching through the looking glass of television and photographs many of us were shielded from the reality of that day.
Sometimes, it still feels like a dream...one where you wake up in a cold sweat, glancing around to reassure yourself you are still in the safety of your bed. But the bedroom has fallen away and the dream is a reality.
Innocent lives were lost at the expense of a cowardly attacker with an agenda of hatred and fear. No matter what you believe about that day, lives were lost and changed forever.
I am probably not saying anything new, or useful, or even worthy of a read, but watching the coverage from that day...the pain in the people's hearts and faces, their lives scarred like the landscape of New York, Washington, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania brings full circle the evils of that day and the pain still present in America.
The landscape has healed but will forever be marred.
Look back on that day and remember the lives that were so tragically ended, the men and women who, in the face of their own death, ran back to save the lives of people they didn't even know. The heroism that prevailed that day, and as a nation we united.
This day will never be forgotten and as a nation we move on, but will forever remember those who so tragically died.
9/11/2001 - 9/11/2011: 10 Years of A Nation Changed.