Saturday, September 11, 2010

Always Remember

Ira Block (c) National Geographic 2002

Today we remember all of those lost on September 11, 2001.
We're new New Yorkers. We moved here post 9-11. I never saw the Towers -
although Mom tells me they were magnificent.

As we walked to the vets this morning - past the UN - we were surprised to see over 30 NYPD squad cars. The command bus was there. Officers were gathered getting their assignments for the day. Everyone was on high alert. It was another reminder that things will never be as they were prior to the attacks on America.

Today we honor those who lost their lives on that brisk, beautiful September morning.
For some - they had merely gone to the office that day - for others - they rushed into harms way to do their job - savings others.

We came across this post today at Wild About Pets. It tells the story of many of the search and rescue dogs who helped out at Ground Zero and the Pentagon.

So on this, another beautiful brisk September morning in NYC - Remember the families of those lost, the first responders who still suffer the aftereffects, and those who decided that day to serve their country in response.

Always Remember.


Emma Rose said...

We will never forget.

Lola said...

Wherever help is needed, you can usually find dogs, giving our all. We can never forget those who sacrificed. One firefighter who died was a relative and another used to be a neighborhood kid. There are two streets named for him, but he left a wife, two kids and lots of family who'll never get over losing him.

Sam said...

A whole generation of children are growing up not know how the NY skyline looked, but only how it looks now. It breaks my heart to think something this terrible has happened.


bichonpawz said...

We will never forget.

ben said...

always remember - never forget.
Ben and the fellas

Anonymous said...

this land of LIBERTY...we will never forget. ~ RileyRex

Wrigley said...

Never ever forget!

Wags N Kisses,

Sierra Rose said...

Thank you for this post. We had some quiet time yesterday remembering.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Sierra Rose said...

Abbey!! You all ok? We're watching the Weather Channel.... Yikes. Stay safe friends :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

eddieross said...

What a touching story and picture. Thanks for sharing it with us.


Emma Rose said...

Hi Abby,

We just read the news about your storm and wanted to make sure you are ok. Hunker down and keep your Mom warm if you lost your power. We'll be thinking of you and sending up prayers!

Emma Rose