In remembering the awful tragedy of 9/11, I know there are so many people still grieving love ones lost on that horrific day. I think of those who lost more than 1 love one like the Egan family who lost 2 daughters. I remember reading of the lost of entire families on the hijacked flights, 11, 77, 175, and 93. People forget that there were children that died that day. All were on the planes. Go here to see my previous tribute to those children. I also think of the First Responders who went into the burning collapsing buildings to rescue others, but did not get out. It was 10 years ago, but for many of the grieving, it is still like it happened yesterday. My heart and prayers continue to go out to them.
I feel the decisions of Mayor Bloomberg in New York to not invite clergy and the First Responders to participate in the 10 year Memorial are so very wrong. How do you leave out the Lord and those who survived (some with grave health issues) rescuing the living and recovering the dead from such an important commemoration?
There were triumphant stories from 9/11. Find out about a few 10 years later. Go here to view a survivor of the South Tower, Brian Clark and a North Tower survivor, Tom Canavan, who I met a few years ago at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in lower Manhattan. Read about Genelle Guzman-McMillan who was one of the last to be pulled out of World Trade Center alive. And finally, go here to view an interview of burned survivor, Ling Young. God Bless them, all other 9/11 survivors, the First Responders and the families who continue to deal with the loss of love ones from the 4 hijacked planes, the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.