Tuesday, September 11, 2007

September 11

You know that I rarely talk about anything serious here on the blog, or anywhere else for that matter. So feel free to skip this post if you aren't interested in anything other than goofball Jeff, I won't be offended.

It occurred to me this morning that over the past six years too many politicians have degraded "9/11" to nothing more than a campaign slogan. In fact, the words "Never forget" have just become another T-shirt seller or bumper sticker. I know that I'll always remember watching the twin towers burn and collapse from my apartment rooftop on this day six years ago and the eerie days that followed here in the city. I just hope that everyone else keeps in mind what actually happened on September 11, 2001.


  1. One of my sisters worked at the WTC up until weeks before 9/11.

    She had just moved to a satellite office before it happened.

  2. Yeah, I drunkenly wrote a post about this last night, then realized it was too depressing to put up. I still can't watch the programming they run today where they're reading all the names without instantly crying.

  3. What's funny is I was just home at lunch watching CNN and they had a story about "How many ceremonies is too many" and how commercialized the whole event and memorial services have become. Ugg. I don't think you can ever say "when" as someone who lost a loved one, it's like telling someone to stop grieving.

    I think they should make it a national holiday or something.

  4. Lioux - that's crazy. I know so many people with similar stories.

    I try to avoid all the TV coverage because its both depressing and just more media sensationalism. Grieving should be a personal and private matter.

  5. I hear you Colleen. I just cannot handle watching it all over again. To this day, even just thinking about it still makes me sick to my stomach.

  6. Great post Jeff..I miss you guys and this day has been thinking about you guys more than ever.