Thirteen years later, and we can't forget. It's so important that we don't forget. And yet, watching the 9/11 anniversary coverage this morning, hearing the playing of Taps, I was surprised to be overcome with emotion, tears suddenly falling down my cheeks. But I'm glad that I still have that reaction, 13 years later. It was a horrific and devastating day that changed all of our lives forever, and the impact of that shouldn't be diminished by the passing of time.
So today we remember. We reflect. And we never forget. Like anyone who has experienced loss knows well: They are gone, but not forgotten.
P.S. An editorial I wrote on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
(Images via National September 11 Memorial & Museum)