embedDED In My Memory

I will never forget turning on the radio that day and hearing the very first words, I kid you not.  The radio broadcaster said, "The World Trade Center is no more." I  had gotten up late that day and just arrived at work and was listening to my CD player when my boss came running up (he rode in on a bike and unlocked the door for us to go in) and he said "Did you hear, did you hear???"  I exclaimed "What?!?"  And he climbed into the car and we turned on the radio.  That was the first thing I heard, and I was incredulous.

I have since taken a very moving trip to New York City in February of 2008 that was a spiritual pilgrimage.  I was personally going through a lot of emotional stuff in 2001 already so, while the full impact wasn't lost on me, I didn't fully appreciate it as I should have back then.  When the 5-year anniversary rolled around, I was ripe for being impacted.  So I planned a trip, and in February of 2008 I visited Ground Zero for the first time.  It was absolutely moving.  I since came back and made a very moving fundraiser DVD commemmorating my trip as well as the impact of it all through dramatic footage collected together.  You can visit the site at www.the911tributedvd.com.  I hope you'll consider purchasing this - 75% of the proceeds go to support the building of the 9/11 memorials in Manhattan NY, Arlington VA and Shanksville PA.

I will never forget 9/11, our generation's Pearl Harbor.

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1 Response Feb 15, 2009

You will not like what I have to say...<br />
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Two buildings were destroyed when two very large aircraft purposely flew into them. Over three thousand people died. I remember where I was when I heard the news. I remember thinking "WTF' when I heard the news. I have since moved on. I do not think that we should invest any time or money memorializing the crash site. Believe it or not, for 90% 0f Americans, 9/11 was not the biggest thing that ever happened to them.