Never Forget

September 11, 2020

Whatever you are doing today, stop and take a moment to remember the victims and families of the terror attacks at the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and those aboard Flight 93 that was brought down in Shanksville, PA. I remember the morning of September 11, 2001 so vividly it is hard to wrap my head around the fact that 19 years have passed. 

1970 photo by Andrea Di Castro



The silence was deafening.

September 11, 2013

The Flight 93 crash site one year later. It was clear, cool and sunny with a wind that snapped the flag flying overhead. There was a chain link fence pinned with notes and offerings of condolence while a handful of people, regular civilians and some family members of the crash victims, stood staring in silence at the crater in the distance…still numbed by it all.  A 17 ton boulder now sits at the site of that crater marking the spot where Flight 93 came down. As I look back at that visit I clearly remember that even with the cars parked along the roadside, the people gathered at the fence and the wind whipping across the field that is was so very, very quiet. Other-worldy quiet. Appropriately quiet.

Take a moment today and remember those who were lost that day in Pennsylvania, NYC and DC.


From original photo by Gene J Puskar AP