The 2001 September 11 attacks are something I will never get over. Looking at photos people put up from that day bring it all back and the emotions I had that day remain. It is not just history, it is real and painful and still shocking.
Five years after the towers came down and the rubble was still being removed, when the Pentagon was on the way to being restored and the Pennsylvania farm field was still a horror, a bloggers from all over the country joined together to put a face on each person who was killed that day. I was selected to write about Walter Matuza, a 39 year old married man with 3 sons who worked on the 92nd floor of the World Trade Center's North Tower. I remember him each year on this date.
In 2011 Art Hill in St. Louis' Forest Park was the scene of a grouping of flags put out for each person killed that day. Each flag had a name. I purchased one that year and fly it for every Federal holiday and on 9-11.
The inconceiveable happened and it is as fresh today as it was 13 years ago.
In Washington DC today, flags are at half mast.