Remembering 9/11 in 2010


It seems like only yesterday that I watched those terrible images on CNN of the Twin Towers burning and collapsing on this day in 2001.

Nine years on and who can forget all the images of tragedy?

The picture above – used here under a Creative Commons license – is called “Tribute in Light” by photographer Francisco Diez. It’s an art installation of 88 searchlights placed next to the site of the World Trade Center in New York to create two vertical columns of light in remembrance of the September 11 attacks.

Never forget.

While forgiveness may be be very hard for some, it would be good to think that, in the wake of 9/11, bridges are being built between people and communities of different faiths and beliefs. That’s never really seemed to be the case since that fateful day; if anything, gaps look as wide as they’ve ever been when you hear about the Florida pastor who has threatened to burn the Koran unless a planned Islamic centre and mosque is relocated away from Ground Zero.

A never-ending tragedy, it seems.

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

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