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September 11, 2001

by Chris on September 11, 2012

Even eleven years later, I find myself watching shows and reading articles about that horrible day. It’s on my mind, and I imagine it’s on the minds of many others.


“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.” –President George W. Bush

911 memorial names

“For those of us who lived through these events, the only marker we’ll ever need is the tick of a clock at the 46th minute of the 8th hour of the 11th day.”  –President George W Bush

911 names

“Now, we have inscribed a new memory alongside those others. It’s a memory of tragedy and shock, of loss and mourning. But not only of loss and mourning. It’s also a memory of bravery and self-sacrifice, and the love that lays down its life for a friend–even a friend whose name it never knew.” –President George W. Bush

9/11 First Responders

My thoughts and prayers to the survivors and friends and family of those affected by that day. I will always remember.



Lisa@Pickles and Cheese September 11, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Lovely post. I will always remember too.

Chris September 12, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Thank you, Lisa. So sad.

Laura September 11, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Wow…looking through your pictures made me stop cold: I wrote today on my blog about how I picked a random name 11 years ago to pray for, and I’ve continued to pray for those he left behind ever since. Of all the names you could have captured, his is there: Jeffrey James Olsen!He is on the First Responders list: He was FDNY. Wow….I can’t believe I read your blog tonight and there it was. So cool.

judy September 12, 2012 at 8:30 am

Divine intervention at play here!

Chris September 12, 2012 at 7:58 pm

I just can’t get over it. I called my husband right after I read your comment. It’s pretty incredible when you think about all the elements that had to come together for that to happen. Pretty cool, indeed. How sweet of you to be praying for him/his loved ones for all of these years!

Linda@limeinthe coconut September 12, 2012 at 12:01 am

Always. Beautiful post.

Courtney {a thoughtful place} September 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Wow. Gave me chills. Beautiful post that gave me pause.

Kay Wilson September 13, 2012 at 11:41 am

Chris, what a beautiful tribute….. very touched by your post. Our family had a great loss the same year, my husband’s parents died in a home fire in February of 2001 and the grief was still raw, when we watched the events of September 11th. All of our lives were changed that year and the world cannot and should not ever forget….

Chris September 13, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Oh, Kay. That’s so horrible. Thank you so much for sharing, and I’m so sorry. My dad actually passed away three months after 9/11, so I certainly have some horrible memories from that year as well. Too bad that we’re all connected through tragedy, but I appreciate the unity. Thanks again!

Diane @ home sweet homemade September 16, 2012 at 5:57 pm

hi Chris, just saw you in BHG, how awesome! Congratulations!!! you so rock :)

Chris September 16, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Thank you, Diane! I just got to see it today! I appreciate you stopping by about it!

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