Lest We Forget…

This morning, as I listened to Sarah McLachlan sing of a “World On Fire� on my way to work, I found myself remembering the horrors of 9/11. It seems that the tragic events of that day (and the ones that followed) will never stray far from my conscious mind. Has anything really been the same since? After subjecting myself to a barrage of remembered feelings and images, I did a little math. Tomorrow, January 28th, will be 1,600 days since September 11th, 2001. In commemoration of this anniversary of sorts and because we have all been touched—and even traumatized—by this tragedy, I direct you to The September 11 Digital Archive which “uses electronic media to collect, preserve, and present the history� of that terrible day. There are lessons to be learned here, lessons our [so-called] leaders would do well to heed.

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  1. Nothing like a little Sara M. to inspire a melancholic memory-filled drive. Memories of 9/11 will continue to haunt us, sometimes at unexpected moments. In terms of the lessons learned, I feel like the 9/11 tragedy only introduced the subjects that need to be heeded, and the lesson-learning will take decades. I hope we are becoming a safer and more globally conscious country as a result, but I am not always sure about that. Perhaps this has fueled (no pun intended, really!) the developing bipartisan interest in reducing dependence on foreign oil. Unless that’s all just a bunch of political hooey talk.

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