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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Looking back in peace…

“The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man's dedication to world peace... a representation of man's belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his beliefs in the cooperation of men, and, through cooperation, his ability to find greatness.” ~ Minoru Yamasaki ~


arlee bird said...

The WTC was an amazing testament to the dreams of America and the world. So much time, manpower, and materials was put into these amazing structures that were brought down in a day by evil men under an evil influence. If Americans continue to think we must learn tolerance toward every school of thought, system of values, and credo of religion, then we are fools who are hastening toward chaos and the belief in nothing.

Tossing It Out

Single and Sane said...

What a beautiful post. I don't remember seeing that quote before. Wow.

I remember how exciting it was just seeing the construction covered in the press. It must have really been something for those who put so much of themselves into those buildings. Even after 9 years, I still miss seeing them in pictures of the New York skyline.

How much more the families of those lost that day must miss their loved ones. So sad.

BarryGillogly said...

I agree with the first part of arlee bird's comment. But, the thousands of people involved in building the WTC were: all different races, ethnicity and religions. All were working towards a common goal as Americans.

However, chaos usually comes when we, as individuals, lose sight of who we are. We are more self-secure when our beliefs come from within and when we relinquish what we believe in to hateful individuals, that is when we are lost. There is no difference between Jihad and Crusade.

As the Founders of our country knew, there is great strength in a diverse citizenry and that is how the Towers were able to be built.

(P.S. - Tolerance does not equal license for harmful behavior.)

Paula Slade said...

Thank you all for weighing in your thoughts on this sad day.