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National Day of Remembrance-A Quiet Day of Reflection

Reflections on 9/11

Today is a day when our nation stops to reflect on the tragedy of 9/11.  For many who watch the news what happened on that day and the aftermath is an abstract.  It is pictures on the TV and on the news.  But for others what happened that day is real, it is personal and they lost loved ones unexpectedly on that fateful September day.   

Today I'm spending the day with my grandson who is named after the grandfather he will never know.  One of thousands who have given their lives in service to our country to help keep us free.  I know from reading hundreds of Active Rain blogs over the years that there are others who have lost loved ones both here and abroad.   There are also husbands, wives, sons, daughters, grandchildren and more who continue to serve our country.  

May this National Day of Remembrance embrace everyone near and far.  May it be more than just one day that we stop and pause but one of 365 days of the year when we remember what makes this us say "I"m proud to be an American."

 

 

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Comment balloon 21 commentsCindy Jones • September 11 2010 11:33AM

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Thanks for your post......Never Forget......

Posted by Earl Miller, Solano County, Contra Costa,Benicia Real Estate, 707-280-6366 (Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific) almost 8 years ago

Cindy....thank you for the beautifully written post....enjoy your day with your grandson and I'm sorry for your loss....I'm proud to be an American....God Bless America.

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) almost 8 years ago

Thanks for the reminder. I too am proud to be an American.

And I will never forget the day as everything was so close too home.

Have fun with the little one I am taking my two out to play at Veterans Park.

Posted by Markita Woods NMLS#196099, Queen of Mortgages - FHA, VA, Conventional, USDA (Fairway Independent Mortgage) almost 8 years ago

Cindy:  So what is your grandson's name?  I have never asked what your husband's name was, or anything else about his life over our wonderful lunches.  Didn't want to be nosy. 

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 8 years ago

Cindy I know you are enjoying your time in Colorado with the grandkids and give them a hug from me.

Posted by Pat Fenn (Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker ) almost 8 years ago

Cindy, beautiful post.  Your family has paid the ultimate price to protect us all.  It is important for us to remember the very real sacrifices of our fellow countrymen and women.  I am a proud Navy wife of 21 years.  We should never forget the families and their sacrifices.  Enjoy your time with your grandson.

Posted by Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach (GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881) almost 8 years ago

Earl-it can be easy to be caught up in life and forget how our country stays free.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 8 years ago

Barbara-It is a perfect day in Colorado and I"m having a ball.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 8 years ago

Markita-going out to play with the little ones is a great way to put this day in perspective.  

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 8 years ago

Chris Ann-maybe when we are having a "double" of our favorite beverage I'll fill you in on my high school sweetheart and husband.  Don't want to post my grandson's name on line but I've learned he carries on the male tradition of a fasination with airplanes.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 8 years ago

I'll tell them Aunt Pat says hi!

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 8 years ago

Kathryn-21 years of Navy life... bless you.  I know that has surely been a challenge at times.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 8 years ago

Cindy:  Fair enough. I understand.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 8 years ago

Cindy,

Thanks for your post. I will think of you often during this weekend and beyond. You are in my prayers as we remember your husband's service. Enjoy the time with your grandson.

Cal

Posted by Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744 (Keller Williams Elite) almost 8 years ago

Chris Ann-catch up with you when I get home.  Looks like you have been one busy Realtor!

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 8 years ago

Cal-thanks so much for your kind words.  Tired by happy playing with my grandkids.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 8 years ago

Cindy, I hope you enjoyed your day.  This day is one of those that we remember nitidly of where we where and what we were doing.  I lived in military housing at the time, and by the time I got home later on that morning, it too me like 30 minutes to get on the base.   Tere

Posted by Tere Rottink (CoastalVa Realty Inc) almost 8 years ago

Tere-I was across the county in Seattle WA at a meeting at one day meeting at Microsoft.  I didn't get home until 5 days later but at least I could come home unlike the thousands who lost their lives.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 8 years ago

Cindy ~ I was leaving for an exercise class and saw the first plane had crashed into the North tower on the Today show.  By the time I got out of the exercise class, all four of the planes had crashed!

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) almost 8 years ago

Cindy ~ I was leaving for an exercise class and saw the first plane had crashed into the North tower on the Today show.  By the time I got out of the exercise class, all four of the planes had crashed!

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) almost 8 years ago

Sybil-it is a day that will be seared in our memories forever.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 8 years ago

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