As I set here this morning, not being able to sleep, I keep thinking back to 7 yrs ago, So long ago but not to long for some. I worked that day and every year sence, except this year. I did not have anyone directly connecting me to 9-11 except the loss of emergency personnel lost for doing their jobs. I still feel a personnel loss as if it were my own family.
I get mad because people have forgotten, not just civilians, the fire service/ EMS/ PD there are no services, signs or ribbons, these are small concellations to the grand scene of the day. We went from responding to call and cars pulled over for miles ahead after 9-11 to getting the finger when we stop to assist someone in need, I do not understand how we go from one extreme to the other. I tried a couple of years ago to put up a sign to comemorate the losses, and the chief was unsure of what the public might think. WTF?????? The sign is in my pics if you want to see it and we placed it on a major highway for everyone to see. Every year I set my little boy down( not so little anymore) and ask him about today and what it means, not to scare him or make him feel bad, but so he can contine the message of why they died while doing their jobs, and when my daughter get of age to understand I'll set her down and explain it to her too. Please take time to remember all of the victims of 9-11 today in your prayers, and may someone walk up to you today and thank you for the job you do. It's the greatest feeling in the world, also please pass this message on to your children so they can carry it on because in the end you can only pass along your knowledge, your teachings, and your name.
Please let me know if I'm off base, or hitting the mark here. This is just my opinion.