On this the 10 year anniversary of September 11, I am still deeply moved by all the televised memorials of the events of that tragic day.
While time has allowed Americans to move forward, this week when I stopped in front of AT&T Park where a make shift memorial listing all the people who had lost their life on that day I found myself instantly welling up with tears.
I found Ron Gamboa's name, who I knew from work, along with his partner Dan and their son David on the front banner that had all the people who were on United Airlines Flight 175 which was the second plane to strike the World Trade Center.
I was taken instantly back to that morning. I was up getting ready to for work when the radio station I was listening to said that there was a plane crash in New York. I turned on the TV and watched the events of that morning unfold live on the air.
I watched the plane Ron was on hit the Tower.
I watched the two Towers collapse.
And then I had to drive to work.
By the time I got to work the Company had made the decision to stay closed that day.
It wasn't until several days later that I learned that Ron and his family had been on Flight 175.
As the Nation mourned it was actually Ron, Dan and David's memorial service that brought a piece of light back into those dark days. The church was filled with so much love it was definitely a catalyst in helping me to move forward in those first weeks of uncertainty.
I found this lovely tribute to Ron, Dan and David that was written a few years back.
Today, take a moment to remember all those who lost their life on 9/11.
The Song Of The Day - I Can't See New York by Tori Amos (This song is from the album Scarlet's Walk which was a sonic novel about Tori's alter ego Scarlet and her tour of America post 9/11)