Remember The Glory And The Tragedy

As long as I live, I will never get the horrific images of September 11th out of my mind. I will not forget the fear and the anger I felt, that we felt. I am glad the motion picture industry has decided to leave images of the Twin Towers in upcoming movies. I had been greatly disturbed by the rush to remove all evidence of them in their glory from store shelves, movies and videos. I want to see them and to never forget. We owe it to the people who died. Their only “mistake” (if you can call it that) was going to work that day. Certainly our country has changed much over the last 71/2 months, but not enough.

I can’t help but think of the episode of Nova I watched last evening. The program was excellent. It was on why the Towers fell. It was fascinating to hear how experts figured it out. There is incredible sadness among them as they described it. But, two things stick out in my mind: 1-Hindsight is 20/20. Certainly we can say now what could have or might have been done to prevent this collapse, but the fact remains that no one ever could have imagined anyone would run an airplane loaded with fuel into those buildings or any buildings on purpose. Even if an airplane had hit the Tower accidentally, it wouldn’t have been going as fast on impact or been loaded with so much fuel. 2-This one really gets to me. Why do they keep showing those poor people dangling from the building, just hanging there suspended in death or worse, terror? Those people had families. Even if you can’t see their faces, certainly you know the shape of your loved one, particularly if you saw what they wore to work. I am all for the continued investigation and for the tributes, but I objected to these pictures in the days following September 11th and I am sickened by them now. Show what you must, but respect the lives of those who died so pointlessly; give the husbands, mothers, sisters, brothers…HEROES the dignity they deserve.

One Response to “Remember The Glory And The Tragedy”

  1. J Dand Says:

    Opinions are likes asses. Your uninformed one stinks