Friday, April 24, 2015

Lately and 9:37

The Pentagon Memorial

I played golf last week with a man whose son served in Afghanistan, was wounded and now is out and home, having a difficult time adjusting to civilian life.

Although life goes on for me in a pretty "normal" fashion, his story reminded me that so many people's lives have been altered forever since the war that began on 9/11/01.

It also reminded me, on the night of the Behghazi attack in 2012 -- the anniversary of 9/11-- I had just seen a documentary video produced by Gary Sinese about the Pentagon Memorial. I had never even heard of this memorial until then. It was so moving and so important to document what happened that horrible day…In addition to his video, the Pentagon Memorial has a website where all Americans can become acquainted with the memorial, each person who was lost and learn how to help…it is a very thoughtfully designed remembrance, beautiful and respectful.

Pentagon Memorial
The Pentagon Memorial captures that moment in time at 9:37 a.m. when 184 lives became intertwined for eternity.  Each victim’s age and location at the time of the attack have been permanently inscribed into the Memorial by the unique placement and direction of each of the 184 Memorial Units.

Thank you to every person who has logged onto this blog. Thank you to every vet, every family member who has lost a loved one since 9/11/01 and mourns them forever…thank you for your eternal sacrifice. It is daunting and heroic to live each day with such loss. Again, I cannot imagine. But, thank you a million times…you are not forgotten.

The names of each person killed are engraved on 147 wing-like monuments

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