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Eight Years Later

Song Lyric of the Day:

We say that time is meant to heal but it still hurts inside / I wish that none of this was real ’cause we’re so far behind

Colbie Caillat / “Break Through

Just because I’m in Canada this year doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten what today is. Having written about 9/11 over the years, this year I’m just going to go with a photo I took at Ground Zero when Rich and I went on April 9, 2002, about seven months after it happened. I’m happy to see my hometown has come such a long way since.

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Six Years Later

Song Lyric of the Day:

I’d rather cry right now / And play the sad notes on / The piano / Let the rest of the band go home / Cause I’ll need you until the morning / Please be here / Until the morning / Hold my hand / Until the morning / Brings the light of day to our eyes

Hawksley Workman / “Stop Joking Around

After last year’s 9/11 post as part of the 2996 project, I’m going to keep things short and simple this year. Having gone through the emotional wringer last year, I don’t want to do go through that again this year. I watched a bit of news coverage, shed a few tears, participated in a moment of silence. And it’s not because I’m experiencing so-called “9/11 fatigue;” I don’t think I, or most people, can ever forget what happened, nor should we. But while we can never forget, we do have to go on. (To that end, I was heartened to read about how Adam Shelby White’s parents are doing these days.)

While we should never forget everyone lost at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania that day six years ago, we also need to remember all our soldiers lost since and the veterans who returned — and continue to return — forever changed (watch HBO‘s documentary Alive Day: Home From Iraq) from war. Their sacrifices are merely something else we need to remember not to take for granted.

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