I was serving my LDS mission in Manhattan on 9/11/01. This morning I woke up and watched news clips of the attacks as they would have happened exactly 10 years ago (i.e., at 8:46 am I watched video of the first flight impacting the trade center towers), as well as rewatching United 93, a movie I highly recommend. It was my way of ritually remembering the horrible events of that day.
Here are my pictures, posting them on FB as a way of achieving catharsis and trying to regrasp what I felt watching the attacks unfold with my own eyes.
I hope we have learned the lessons of that day well. Some days I don't think we have. Or maybe we learned the wrong lessons. Perhaps we have not handled ourselves as well as we could have, and not done what we should. Maybe I'm not even sure what the lessons of that day are supposed to be. But we owe it to all who lost their lives to still wrestle with those events.
May God continue to bless America. And may we always strive to be worthy of those blessings.