I was living in Indianapolis when the towers and the pentagon were hit on 9/11. I was at home alone with my then 2 year old only child, Nic. Chris was a work.

Uncharacteristically I had the Today show on the tv while Nic played. I almost never had anything news-y on when he was around, because I didn’t want him exposed to what ‘humanity’ does to itself.

But on that morning, I had it on and watched the whole thing unfold…….as so many of us did.

And now, I am living a few miles away from the pentagon. I am living not to far from the heart of DC and the important buildings there.

I always felt a sadness and a solemnity regarding the attacks. Now I feel it evermore strongly.

All around the area today I saw signs that said, simply: We Remember.

And we do.