I have the luxury of being able to contemplate this day without having to try to remember the face of a loved one which is fading with each passing day. I haven’t lost a loved one in the aftermath of that day on a desert battlefield. I have the luxury of wondering what the best way to commemorate is.
I, like so many of us, have the memory of that day, and where I was on that clear September morning.
Watching those news reports, reading the stories of those lost. Many of us have done this year after year in the decade since.
This was the first year that I was able to find some comfort in the stories of those people who exemplified heroism and were the picture of an American. The stores of those who outshine the ugliness and hatred that was trying to win out extinguishes just a bit of the negativity and that is a victory. The loyalty and love that people feel for our military members is heartwarming.
I most admire those people who can look at a horrendous experience and glean some nugget from it that is hope filled or at least not the ugliest possible view. As my initial disclaimer announced…I have that luxury. I’m not saying everyone can do that. I’m just sharing what I have found in the years since the day that changed our nation.
Grace under pressure is the phrase that comes to my mind in the time following the events on September 11th and the search for stories of winners since is what I seek out.
What are your thoughts on the media coverage and the ways people have chosen to remember and honor any and all affected by the events of that day?