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Marking Time in Time

All of us have those moments in time where an event causes us to stop and mark time. From the moment of this seminal event, we always remember where we were even though the intensity of our feelings may change. For some the intensity never changes.

As a little boy, I remember my parents, aunts and uncles talking about where they were when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Similarly, I always remember the death of John Kennedy in 1963, the moon walk in 1969, the explosion of the Challenger in 1986, and, of course, the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9-11-2001.

It is interesting and, somewhat sad, that only one of these was a happy occasion. The others were all sad, and I remember the enormous grief and regret that wrapped around me and those I loved.

And even though such incidents make us very sad, we need to continue to memorialize and remember that these events are marks in time when the world stops and we remember. We mark time in time.

I thought about all of this on 9-…