Thursday, September 11, 2008

7 Year Anniversay of 9-11

We will always remember this day in our lives. In 7 years our nation has really changed hasnt it?

Some News Blips I have been reading this am-

Barack Obama and John McCain will put their presidential ambitions on hold today to make an unprecedented joint appearance at a commemoration marking the seventh anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil.
With no speeches and little fanfare, the two candidates will walk together down a ramp into the pit where the World Trade Center towers once loomed over lower Manhattan and lay a wreath at Ground Zero for the Sept. 11 attacks.
In the seven years since the terrorist strike that killed almost 3,000 people in New York, at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania, Sept. 11 has been a tool and a trap for U.S. politicians. Yet the day itself has remained sacred.


The nation's first major Sept. 11 memorial is being unveiled today at the Pentagon to mark the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in Virginia, New York and Pennsylvania.
The two-acre site features 184 steel benches, one for each of the people who died when a plane crashed into the Pentagon.
After today's dedication for family members, the memorial will be open to the public.



3 comments:

A Lewis said...

Holy smokes...I'm still amazed that one single solitary day could have the effect that it has on all of us. Blech.

Mark in DE said...

I remember the day well, as I used to live about 3 miles from the Pentagon. I had to pick up several family members who'd walked over the bridge from Washington DC to Rosslyn VA, since they had no transportation. Remembering the fear we felt that day still makes me get choked up.

Mark :-)

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