It’s not quite March 11 in Hawaii yet as I type this, but it is close enough.

March 11 is the six month anniversary (gosh, I remember it like it was yesterday) of the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

Today, a new memorial (although temporary) will be unveiled at Ground Zero… The Towers of Light. These are two columns of light reaching a mile high into the sky. I think it’s a great memorial. The real, permanent memorial is soon to come.

Take a moment today to remember those who have perished, their loved ones, and those who have shown us their great courage and bravery through this whole ordeal.

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  1. Although the ‘mainstream media’ has, as always, gone a little overboard on their coverage of this anniversary. September 11, 2001 was a day of extremes the like which has not been seen in my lifetime. The horror, the evil, and the incredible shock of the despicable acts of human cruelty on the part of some people were counterbalanced by the heroism, compassion, and the ultimate sacrifice of others.

    It’s a sobering thought that we humans can, in this day and age when enlightenment should be spreading at an unheard-of rate, be so unspeakably malignant towards one another. It doesn’t matter if the “reasons” are political, economical, or idealogical. That’s a lesson that we should not forget, ever.

    The selflessness of the people who were forced into this situation is another lesson we shouldn’t forget, and I hope we never do. When it came down to crunch time; when it came time to put up or shut up, a whole lot of our neighbors, coworkers, friends and family got up and did what they could to help. Too many of them never came home, and their sacrifices should stand as an inspiration to us all. No matter how cruel some people can be, there are others who can and will give their own lives to help their fellow humans. That’s a beautiful thing.

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