14 years since 9/11. Today, terrorism and terrorists kill the innocent; use a skewed version of religion to justify horrors done. Those fleeing Africa, Asia, and the Middle East are not all migrants, or economic refugees. So many are escaping lives ripped apart by acts of terror.
So, as we remember the horror of 9/11, death of the innocent in New York, Washington, and Shanksville, and the continuing deaths of first responders and others exposed to the toxins, let’s also think of the innocents around the world who’s very being is under a constant death sentence from terrorism. Just as we must remain vigilant — not all terrorists came from away.
(original post: Frozen Moments: 9/11, 2014)
During a visit to in-laws in the late ‘80s, we took a trip to the city to see the “twin towers.” As we were about to enter and take an elevator to the sky, the Goodyear Blimp was overhead. This picture now has a strange foreshadowing.
There I am. In the sky, atop one of the “twin towers.” Hubby doesn’t like heights; I had to convince him to come out to the observation deck.
A panoramic view of the city, taken from the World Trade Center
A once familiar skyscape taken from a very small boat in very chopped waters, 1995.
I remember my first horrifying glimpse, on tv, of the smudgy New York skyline with a huge gap in it. As I grasped the significance, my knees went weak.
Today we remember and we honour those who gave their lives on 9/11 and the first responders (and others) who…
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