A little Disclaimer… I know this blog is about Family Guy and I also know that this is a blog read by more than just Americans, Worldwide in fact. However, all of the Original Addicts writers are from America and we feel as though it just wouldn’t be right to let today pass with out something. This post will remain our top post until after the moments of silence, and we will return to our regular posts after. Thank you for your understanding and respect.
It has been 15 years ago today since many lives were lost to a very sad tragedy on 9-11. Even our very own Alissa lost a very dear member of her family that day, her Aunt, in the North Tower. I remember the first time I traveled back East and I met her in person. I was blessed with being able to go with her as she took me to Ground Zero for her first time since the aftermath of 9-11. It was a very humbling experience. I know it wasn’t easy for her, but I also saw it started to help her heal.
Moments in time like this are frozen. I can still remember everything that day. The looks on others faces, the sadness, the heartache, the confusion. I don’t think those moments will ever be forgotten.
A short time ago I again returned to ground zero and was able to go into the completed Memorial Museum. It was breathtaking. Having my Father, Chief of the Fire Department, taken away from me during a separate tragedy while he was in his transport… seeing the images and vehicles of the lost First Responders really hit home for me. People just doing their jobs and rushing to help others, sacrificing more than they knew just to provide safety and comfort to those in need, to try and save as many lives as they could. The entire Memorial took my breath away and I’ll never forget it. But I’m also humbled that all those lives are remembered and honored in such a graceful way by the community there.
Today the Addicts would like to take a moment to honor all those innocent lives that were lost in New York City, Shanksville PA, and Washington DC. I ask that the readers here take a moment to reflect on that day and honor those who lost their lives in your own way.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the Police, Fireman, Nurses, Doctors, and any Responders who saved lives that day…. who continue to save lives everyday. We would also like to say a special thank you to all of our brave Service Men and Woman, at home and abroad, who risk their own lives so that we can all be safe. We would also like to honor all of the Service Men and Women from our allies around the world. Thank You! Your sacrifices are most humbling and appreciated.
The Skyline in NYC will be forever changed, but for all of those lost … they will not be forgotten.
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