Sunday, September 11, 2011

"All the people in this world, let's come together, more than ever, I can feel it...can you feel it?"

Today marks ten years since the tragedy of September 11, 2001.

Yesterday I ran a 9.11K (5.66 miles) with the 9/11 Remembrance event here in Las Vegas. On my race bib was a printed out label with the name of someone who perished on that day. I was running in memory of Robert J. Maxwell. I didn't know him, I never met him but I somehow now feel connected to that person. Knowing that I was running in memory of someone who lost their life on that day made it all that more real.

I just typed his name into Google to find out that he died at the Pentagon, where he worked, on the morning of September 11. He was 56.

Ten years have gone by. An entire decade has passed.

We will never live in fear and we will never forget.

1 comment:

  1. That is a really cool way to remember those people. And I love that you looked him up when you were done. They were not just a number, they were people, with lives and families. And it does make the tragedy real.