Madison wrote: <snip> ... I wish them all strength on this day of rememberance, as while even I get choked up in memory of that day's events, I know it must pale in comparison to the emotions and feelings many other people are going through today. I will never forget.
X2. I remember that morning as clearly as if it had happened today. I was fortunate enough not to have family/friends killed or injured in the attacks or in the heroic efforts to rescue victims in the aftermath. It shames me to feel 'lucky' about that and I reproach myself for the selfish insensitivity of that emotion in regard to those who lost loved ones. Never forget, always remember, the victims and the heroes.
Much empathy and love for the victims and their survivors, and for the fine people who were tasked to deal with the aftermath. All my heart to the victims, survivors, and rescue crews. An eternal to all of you.