In Memorial…

I ride or walk past this a few times a week each year around this time. The American Red Cross places flags across their massive front lawn each year in memorial to those lost in the 9/11 attack. And on each flag there is a small tag (visible in the photo), and each tag states the person’s name, age, where they were from, and what they were doing at the time of the attack (their occupations). Not every time, but often, as I pass these flags I get off my bike to read a few of the tags and say a small but silent prayer for the person. This is on a busy corner with cars zipping past and sometimes I feel a bit self-conscious, but I do it anyway. This is still such a raw wound, but we need peace and inclusiveness (opposed to exclusiveness) more than ever in this country and around the world. It is, for our species, our only hope for survival. My prayers are with those lost and the families left behind. Peace…

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