Monday, September 08, 2008

what do you do to remember?


Thinking about Ike took up so much of my brain space that I forgot why I was sitting down at the computer in the first place. I wanted to ask what everyone does to remember September 11. This year I'm putting up a flag out front with yellow ribbons, I think. I usually talk to the boys in general terms about what happened that day. I'm sure I'll spend some time wondering about the military actions prompted by that day. I'll give thanks that we haven't had a day like that since then.

There are numerous memorial sites to visit online. I like this one -- http://www.legacy.com/Sept11/Home.aspx -- because it shows profiles and photos of the victims. For me, that was the most difficult thing about September 2001: hearing the individual stories. Yet those stories are the impetus for my annual remembering. That day was horribly sad for our nation. The families of those who perished have had many horribly sad days since then. That's why I take the time to remember.

2 comments:

Jamie said...

I know -- you could fly to NY, stay with us and go to ground zero!!!! We haven't gone there yet but probably will in the next month (probably not on 9/11 as it will be busy I am sure-- but then again it is NY and everything is always busy)

Patty O. said...

Thanks for the reminder. I actually often live in denial and try not to think about it, because it is so sad. But I know we can't just pretend it didn't happen. We will definitely be flying a flag that day, but I have yet to come up with a ritual for remembering. I always end up talking about it with Bil, but I do feel like there should be more. Something that really memorializes those people who were killed and all that that means for America....I will have to think about it.