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.