I have to admit I'm saddened by the run-up to September 11th this year. Just a year ago we were caught up in the hoopla over the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Today is like the polar opposite. It's as if this was just another fall week. There's a quiet we in America haven't had about this day in, well, 11 years.
One decade and one year after September 11, 2001, we may not have forgotten the tragic attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the plane that went down in that Pennsylvania field. We can't forget. And yet, the quiet is unsettling, isn't it?
I have been wondering if it's because we don't know what to say. So I looked around for the quotes about September 11th that say it for us.
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These are the words said in that horrific week that stood out the most and the words said since that have best wrapped up what it is we've thought. They're quotes from presidents both past and present.
Feel free to pin them to Pinterest (check out The Stir while you're there!) or share them to Facebook to help ensure that 9/11 is a day that is never forgotten.
Which quote speaks to your feelings about September 11?
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