Eight years ago today...
In respectful memory...
American Airlines Flight 11
United Airlines Flight 175
American Airlines Flight 77
United Airlines Flight 93
343 FDNY Fire Fighters
The men and women who perished when the Twin Towers Fell
Lighting a candle for each life lost that day, each family affected, every American who's died fighting in the wars that followed 9-11-01, each first responder of that day who now suffer health problems...
"We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey" -- Kenji Miyazawa (1896-1933)
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted"-- Jesus Christ on the Mount, Matthew 5:4
"Mourning is love with no place to go"-- anon.
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal". ~From a headstone in Ireland
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them.
~~Louisa May Alcott
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
~~Mohandas K. Ghandi
If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream. The Trumpet of Conscience
~Martin Luther King, Jr.