Friday, September 9, 2011

9/11 10th Anniversary Thoughts

It's hard to believe that Sunday will be the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.  It doesn't feel like it's been that long.  We can still vividly remember where we were on that fateful day as though it happened just yesterday.  We've been commemorating the thousands of lives lost that day ever since, but there's something about the number 10 that makes it more meaningful.   

Perhaps it's because the World Trade Center Memorial will finally be opened.  As was reported in the most recent issue of The NonProfit Times, fundraising for the memorial was up by almost one-third last year, which certainly helped in its completion.  The opening ceremony at Ground Zero is sure to be a moving event, though it remains shameful that the first responders were not invited.  If we are to properly honor the past, shouldn't they be there?

The day should still be memorable despite this disservice.  Whether you plan to watch the Ground Zero ceremony, watch the Jets play their home opener, or something else entirely, make sure you take a moment to remember those who lost their lives 10 years ago.  It's the least we can do.

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