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Remembrance threads have to be the hardest to write. How to balance the raw emotion of the day etched so clearly in our minds; while trying to convey an objective tone.

So, instead of trying to do either of those things; I’m gonna post my thoughts from 2020, because in fairness; it’s the memory of that morning that sticks out every September 11th since that September day 21 years-ago.

I remember September 11th, 2001, well, in fairness, I remember my morning.

I remember waking up, the Today show was on, during the Today show, I heard the craziest thing, it wouldn’t remain the craziest thing I heard that day, but in the early morning hours of 6 a.m. CA time, hearing the weather person for our local news say, “we have some fog delays,” was crazy given the day before it was 90 degrees outside.

So, I called my sister-in-law, our kids both attended school, I asked her, after she said, “It’s really early to talk,” if she heard anything about some crazy fog delays she said, “no, but we saw a plane hit the world trade center.”

As she said it, the Today show came back from their local weather break and commercial and there it was a plane struck the World Trade Center. Now, I can’t recall what they were talking about, at that moment in time, we just like they did thought it had been an accident and then as they chatted, we saw the second plane.

My sister-in-law and I were laughing about something, just as we both saw the second plane hit the tower.

It took a good minute or two before I truly registered what happened, I don’t recall the order of events, because it seemed like time sort sped up, next thing, that’s clear, a plane was downed in Pennsylvania and then the Pentagon was it [it is a typo I left] hit.

It was the Pentagon hit that stuck, because my uncle, my mothers brother, and his wife, my aunt, both worked near and at the Pentagon.

The rest of that day was a blur of news, speculation, more news.

My uncle finally was able to get a hold of my mother, they were both unharmed, physically at least, he had been in his office across the street from the Pentagon, while my aunt was at a military base, locked down, it was fours or five hours before he was able to pick her up.

Neither my uncle, who passed away last year, [it’s been 3 years now] or my aunt still living on the east coast, were able to fly again after that day, they lost friends that day, both started calling my mom weekly after that day, just to say hello.

So many lives that day were changed forever.

the News Blender. 09/11/2020.

President Biden’s Public Schedule for September 11th 2022:

6:00 AMOut-of-Town Pool Call Time
Biden Residence, Wilmington, DEOut-of-Town Pool
7:00 AMIn-Town Pool Call Time
The White HouseIn-Town Pool
7:35 AMThe President departs Wilmington, Delaware en route the Pentagon
New Castle National Guard BaseOut-of-Town Pool
8:30 AMThe President arrives at the Pentagon
The PentagonIn-Town Travel Pool
8:50 AMThe President attends a wreath laying ceremony
The PentagonIn-Town Travel Pool
9:50 AMThe President delivers remarks to honor and remember the victims of the September 11th terror attack
The PentagonIn-Town Travel Pool
11:05 AMThe President arrives at the White House
South LawnIn-Town Travel Pool

President Biden’s remarks @9:00 a.m. D.C., time.

I tried to locate some other feed this morning, but was only able to find the below tweet; I’m sure other things will posted.

President Biden has offered one tweet:

On September 8th 2022 the White House posted the following Proclamation:

 On September 11, 2001, an act of deliberate evil ripped 2,977 innocent lives from this world in a horrifying attack on our Nation.  For 21 years, children have grown up without parents.  Parents have grieved lost children.  Husbands and wives have had to push forward without their partners by their sides.  Families across our country have been left to mark birthdays and milestones with a black hole in their hearts and an empty chair at their tables.

     In the week after the attacks, as we first observed a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance, Americans banded together, consoled one another, and prayed for strength.  We saw a true sense of national unity — in our shared resolve, in survivors’ resilience, and in a new generation’s readiness to defend and serve our Nation.  In the years since, in New York, Shanksville, at the Pentagon, and all across our country, we have consecrated that day of observance, reflecting on the loved ones we lost, the heroes who rushed into harm’s way, and the courage of so many families who lost a piece of their soul but somehow still found a way to get up and keep going.  Their strength is an inspiration.

     As the quote from Virgil inscribed on the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero reminds us:  “No day shall erase you from the memory of time.”  Each year, we have renewed our sacred vow:  Never forget.  Just weeks ago, we once again demonstrated our resolve and capacity to defend our Nation against threats by delivering justice to the emir of al-Qaeda — a man deeply involved in the terrorist group’s activities, including 9/11 and countless other deadly attacks against Americans.

 Thanks to the extraordinary persistence and patriotism of our intelligence and counterterrorism communities, the courageous families who lost so much on that searing September day in 2001 will hopefully find some measure of closure.  

     On these National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, we come together to not only honor the memories of those lost but to build a future worthy of their dreams and to find light in darkness and strength in broken places.  The great and defining truth about America is this:  We do not break.  We never give in.  We never back down.

     NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 9, 2022, through September 11, 2022, as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance.  I ask that the people of the United States honor the victims of September 11, 2001 and their loved ones with prayer, contemplation, memorial services and visits, bells, candlelight vigils, and other activities.  I invite people around the world to join.  I call on the citizens of our Nation to give thanks for our many freedoms and blessings, and I invite all people of faith to join me in asking for God’s continued guidance, mercy, and protection.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-seventh.

White 09/08/2022.

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