Monday, September 17, 2007

Belated Tribute

As some of you know, I started blogging with an entry for 9/11, last year. This year, I was almost relieved that the day was rainy and gloomy - anything but that beautiful, crystal clear blue sky of 2001. A friend came over for lunch on 9/11. After she left I realized how very thankful I was for her company, on this most solemn and difficult day. I did not personally lose a loved one on 9/11, although my husband was in the city that day. My only connection to 9/11 is being a born and raised New Yorker - with a husband and daughter in the city every day now. Yet the anniversary of the date still throws me into turmoil and I can't bear to turn the TV on at all on 9/11. I don't let it dictate my daily life, but it is part of the fabric of my life.

My husband recently sent me this link for a Budweiser commercial. It was only aired once, as they did not want to make money from it. I mentioned in my last post about how we saw the magnificent Clydesdales in St. Louis and so I thought I would share this link:

Budweiser Tribute

We lost 2,974 souls in the combined attacks on 9/11; we have since lost 3,768 US soldiers in the Iraqi war. Why? I, for one, don't feel any safer. Just sadder, for all our losses.

May God rest their souls and bring peace to their families.


CreekHiker said...

Sunflower, Thanks for the lovely link.

Jackie said...

Why?, indeed. I don't feel any safer either.
I never want to forget 9/11. I didn't lose anyone there, but it certainly reinforced how fragile we all are, and how important it is to stay connected.
So nice to have you here again.

Kat said...

I don't feel any safer, just more violated by my own government. I have a grandchild born on 9/11 so we have a big distraction on that day.

Velvet Sacks said...

I took feeling safe for granted before 9/11. Now I wonder if I'll ever feel that safe again.

Thank you for the link; it was a very moving tribute.

Kitchen Mama said...

Thank you I had not seen this. When 9/11 happened I was dealing with my husband being terminal with lung cancer. This ad shows what America is made of.Love, caring and remembering.

Heimdallr said...

Hello Sundlower, It's been a while since I did my Blogger rounds so I hope all is well with you and your family.
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a very happy New Year.

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HomeSpun Healers said...

Thanks for the link. I enjoyed it very much. Your blog is quite thought provoking.

We have lost so much already both on 9/11, and in the war in Iraq. Enough already. I want the fighting to end.


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