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Sep 11, 2014

Today Memories Matter...plus the Thursday Blog Hop

I really struggled with this one...what to do on September 11 in this space.  I could ignore the fact that it is a somber, historical day.  But, though I am a blogger, I am also a journalist and a journalism teacher, and that side of me just could not set aside what today represents.

My husband works with a man who worked for Cantor Fitzgerald.  On this day in 2011, he was just 58 minutes away from the home office in the World Trade Center, on the phone with co-workers inside.  He has not been able to speak about the details of the day until this year.

I just cannot do what I usually do today.  But, I can say that WE MATTER...WE ALL MATTER...LOVE MATTERS...and remembering this day to honor the families left behind matters.

See you next week...here are the lovely bloggers of Katie's Favorite Things Blog Hop, HERE.

God Bless America!


  1. So very appropriate Pam.
    We should all remember and honor the day.

  2. One can never forget this day, Catherine

  3. To remember and to love each and every day with love and kindness!

    The Arts by Karena

  4. Whomever you ask here in Germany - everybody knows where he or she was and what they did when the tragedy happened.
    I work in the military for NATO and we came together in remembrance this morning and lowered the American flag.

    Annette | Lady of Style

  5. Great post. Today has been one of reflection for many of us. Seems like every September 11 has been since 2001--and likely will be for the rest of our lives. Thanks for hosting this link-up, Pam. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  6. Great post, Pam. I can't believe it's been 13 years since it happened. I watched so much of what happened right from my Manhattan apartment window. It was stunning to me that both Cantor Fitzgerald and the FDNY lost so many people that terrible day. I can only imagine what this man went through being on the phone with his co-workers who were in the tower. XO, Jill

  7. I recall exactly where I was and what I was doing when I saw what was happening. The media allowed us to watch the events almost as they happened. I also remember the fear, the unbelief and the shock I experienced as I realised what had actually happened. Beautiful post Pam and I pray often for our US brothers and sisters.

  8. Woo Hoo indeed...CONGRATULATIONS...thank you so much for your kind words I really appreciate them...what a lovely lady you are.
    Have a wonderful weekend xx

  9. Pam,
    So many people say it's time to move on. I think it's appropriate to remember and I take the day off from work to watch the memorial and reading of the names.


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