Monday, September 11, 2006

Remembrance

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the tragic day that gripped our nation and the world. It was a rude awakening to a terrible new world. It was a harsh and violent reminder that none of us are truly safe from those who wish death to not only our way of life but to our very lives.

I can remember the shock and confusion that I felt that day. In many ways, I am still living that shock but I am no longer confused. The radical Islamic extremists have made it painfully clear. They wish us death for to them there is no such thing as innocent lives. They live in a world of hatred; a world without love, humor, or even the smallest shred of human compassion.

On this fifth anniversary, I mourn the loss of lives from this day. I also celebrate the lives that were so wrongly taken in hatred. I celebrate the many acts of heroism and bravery on that fateful day and in it's aftermath. I also remember those who have died defending our freedom in the war against terrorism.

Outside my window, the thunder rumbles and lightning streaks across the sky. The sky's have opened up and rain falls as if the heavens themselves can no longer hold back their tears. May we never forget. For if we do then another day will come when we must remember yet another tragic day.

16 comments:

Ben said...

I stand with you Fuzz, defiant in that the protection of our freedom remains stronger than ever.

I shed a tear for the victims with you, and although you and I are many miles apart you are my brother in thoughts, words and actions.

I promise to never forget.

Johnny Wadd said...

As a Canadian, but still citizen of the world and a part of humanity i'll never forget that day and how utterly amazing and horrific it was.

Laurie said...

I've been in tears all morning... no, I don't think that I'll ever forget that day as long as I live.

michaelm said...

Wonderful post, Fuzz.
We will forever remember...

~m

Bruce said...

Amen, brother...

New York City's Watchdog said...

Never forget... I agree more than wholeheartedly with you on this.

Mike said...

I too will never forget and don't want to.

Catch said...

very touching post Fuzz, you have said it all. And I so agree with you.

ella m. said...

I just can't think of saying this anyother way.....as a life long new yorker in particular, I don't think it's possible to forget,there's a gaping hole in the skyline, parts of my old neighborhood (chinatown) still look like shit and everyone I know ( even up here in the sticks,there's a ton of NYC transplants) lost a coworker, a relative, or a friend.

so rather than join in the mass media funeral dirge, we should all focus on living to the fullest today,without fear, because that's the only way that the hateful haven't won.

starbender said...

What a beautiful rememberance fuzz!

Let No AMERICAN 4-get----
WE ARE STILL AT WAR!!!

God Bless America, and Our Soldiers!

:)

tsduff said...

Remembering that day makes my heart ache.

Writer Chick said...

Beautiful post, Fuzz. You said it all as far as I'm concerned. We won't forget not those we lost on 911 and everyone we have lost since and will lose in the future.
WC

PS: It may be time to send some of OBL & Friends some FuckYouHaiku.

Keshi said...

It's unimaginable hatred that caused this tragedy. I really cant understand what these extremists r made of...I just cant. It's not even worth our time and energy. They r a bunch of waste.

Long live the memory of ppl who died courageously and in true valor on that darkest day in history.

Keshi.

phred said...

There`s an old saying, '' Fool me once - shame on you. Fool me twice - shame on me ''.
I hope America never forgets.....

:P fuzzbox said...

Thanks to all for commenting. It is good to reflect and remember. That is our duty and our privilig. It is also good to be able to move on from our grief. Celebrating the lives of those who have passed and getting back to the business of living. In that way, the terrorists will not win.

yellowdog granny said...

what is even sadder is we havent learned a damn thing...one day of weeping for the dead and then back to big brother, paris hilton's latest gag, and who are the real parents of suri....meanwhile the radical and the terrorists are quietly making bombs to do it to us again..