Once again we come to another September 11. It’s hard to believe that it’s been eight years since that horrible day. On this day, traditionally, I do two things. First, I post the following video.
This video was shot by Bob and Bri, who in 2001 lived in a high rise a mere 500 yards from the North Tower. On this eighth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, I think it’s important to post this again. It is the most prolonged and continuous video of the attack that I have seen, and, as such, It is difficult to watch.
That’s why it’s so important to watch.
Second, I either repost or post a link to a post I wrote about 9/11 on its 5th anniversary:
Very likely I will continue to post these two things every year on September 11 while I’m still blogging, so long as I feel the need to do it. Perhaps, if I am still blogging in September 2011, I will make the tenth anniversary of the attacks the last time I post this on a yearly basis. One thing about today that will be especially weird is that I will be chairing an all day program retreat that will start at almost exactly the time the first plane hit. By 9:05 AM we were seeing this: