A simple, yet incredibly powerful short poem:
We were eight.
Before September 11th, we would wake up with a list of Dont Forgets
Dont forget to wash your face
Dont forget to brush your teeth
Dont forget to do your homework
Dont forget to wear your jacket
Dont forget to clean your room
Dont forget to take a bath
After September 11th, we wake up with a list of Remembers
Remember to greet the sun each morning
Remember to enjoy every meal
Remember to thank your parents for their hard work
Remember to honor those who keep you safe
Remember to value each person you meet
Remember to respect others beliefs
Now we are nine.
The annual Tribute in Light, commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center consists of 88 lights requiring more than 7,000 watts each.
A very moving video tribute to all fallen that day.
On September 11, 2015, the annual memorial ceremony of remembrance airs on multiple TV channels for Americans to watch across the nation. Generally, a moment of silence is observed, beginning at 8:46 a.m. when the first tower of the World Trade Center was hit. The ceremony takes place at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza and six moments of silence are observed, marking when the World Trade Center towers were struck and fell, when the Pentagon was hit, and when Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania.
I can still remember vividly how I felt, where I was and what I was doing when the attack hit.