A Reflection About 9/11/2001

Remember today that we are all children of a loving creator. As we remember 15 years ago we must be mindful of everyone who has perished on both sides of this “War on Terror” and much blood has been shed unnecessarily. There are no winners here. For us have a brighter future we have to free ourselves of suffering caused by hatred. One day we will see eternity and may that day be a time of forgiveness and peace. Love will find a way to bring us to that place we dream and hope for.

“World Trade Center” A Somber, Serious Movie About September 11, 2001 #911

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This movie by Oliver Stone tells the story of a group of Port Authority Police officers surviving in the rubble of the destroyed World Trade Center on September 11, 20o1. Nicholas Cage puts in a fabulous performance as Sgt. John McLoughlin along with Michael Peña who plays Officer Will Jimeno. This movie is less about the cause of the events but about the people who were doing their jobs that tragic day. Maria Bello and Maggie Gyllenhaal show the angst and waiting that many spouses felt that day as they waited for word about the fate of their loved ones.

Remembering September 11, 2001 #911

Today I am remembering the day that changed the course of American and world history. Four planes hijacked by men who sought to do harm and much destruction flew into The World Trade Center in NYC, The Pentagon in Washington DC and a field in Shanksville, PA. This is a day that still lives in the hearts and minds of people who survived this attack. It is amazing and hard to believe that fifteen years has passed since this horrific event took place.

There are kids that were born in 2001 who never knew about this event and are learning about it as a historical event. A thing for text books and conversations about tough topics like politics, religion and civilization.

We in the USA are still healing. Some have moved on while others are still suffering. Today is a new day in America but war is being waged and justice is still being sought. Let’s hope for better days ahead as we remember this day in the years to come.