10-year anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Ten years ago, Katie wasn’t born. There was no Facebook. I worked on the copy desk at The Fresno Bee. There were no iPods yet. My parents hadn’t divorced for a second time and Dad hadn’t moved to Georgia yet. Of the pets I have now, only Zeus was born. Grey’s Anatomy wasn’t on the air yet.
Footage of what happened on 9/11 is hard to watch. Descriptions of the events of that day, timeline of events, transcripts of calls from victims to loved ones is hard too. But we emerged then and are standing still. Let us move forward together to meet our next challenge. That’s what Americans do.