Monday, September 10, 2007

Remembering September 11, 2001

In memory of the nearly 3,000 innocent civilians who died six years ago in New York City, Washington, D.C. and rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Typical Americans doing an honest day's work--fathers and husbands, wives and mothers, sons and daughters. Their crime--being Americans.

The incredible evil of that day--and the heroism of the people who confronted it--will never fade from memory. I spent the day watching the Trade Centers fall on live television with my classes of 14-and 15-year-olds. While many sporting events were cancelled that day, the high school soccer team I coached had a double-header that night, and we played it. It still amazes me anybody could focus on the games after the terrible slaughter we'd all witnessed.

The Falling Man, icon of the attack on the World Trade Centers, fell to his death at 9:41 on September 11. The man, 43-year-old Jonathan Briley, worked in the Windows of the World Restaurant at the top of the Trade Center.

Jonathan Briley

He was only one of thousands. Here below are the rest....

Never forget. And God bless them all.

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