Every year I try to commemorate 9/11 on my blog.
I had really just started blogging in 2006, when I created this page in an altered book to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the event. It's hard to see the images on the page, which includes a transparency of the US flag super-imposed over the twin towers. Added to that are
where the airplanes hit, flight numbers, the time of each attack, and
the number of people who died in the Twin Towers that day.
Unfortunately, I used a mottled blue glaze background, making it hard to
see the towers, etc.
At the very bottom I show the other two plane numbers, their final destinations, and the number of passengers and crew who also died that day on each flight. I actually showed this on my blog on September 11, 2009.
In 2008, for the seventh anniversary, I went to the internet and found this image.
In 2011, I got personal with my memories of that day. If you've never seen this post, I implore you to do so. It would mean so very much if you click the link directly above. I know many of you who visited my blog on September 11, 2011 saw the post. I appreciate all the lovely, heartfelt, and personal comments you left, too. Those of you who are new to my blog are in for a bit of my personal history. I still cry when I read the post, as I cried when I wrote it. And before you ask, I still have not dug my photos from my trip to the WTC out of my wet basement.
And finally, from last year (2012) I made this stand alone piece. If you want to review how I made it, please go to last year's 9/11 Tea Tuesday post.
Thank you for dropping by today, and please remember how lucky we are to be alive regardless where we live, while sharing our sadness for those 2977 frightened, unwilling, unknowing, or uncooperative souls who perished on this dark day in US history. Let's also remember their families who survived and are still deprived of their loved ones.
In case my number seems a bit off, it's because 2996 persons were known to have died that day, a number which includes the 19 hijackers. Forgive and forget is a hard pill to swallow on this day of remembrance.
By Wee Man
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