September 11, 2001: A ten year reflection

Penny Dickerson

This is a re-posting of my 9/11 ten year anniversary blog.

There are some things worth hoarding, and this commemorative 9/11 magazine is one that I’m glad I held onto. I tend to keep things, always thinking: “I’m going to need this one day.” I never gave thought that ten years following the most horrific act of terrorism the United States of America has faced, my reflections and related images would end up in a blog.(Did blogs even exist ten years ago?)

Then again, one decade ago, no one on planet earth would have ever thought the most powerful nation in the world would fall prey to such a strategic act of terror and man-made evil. I am still waiting for Ashton Kutcher to show up and say, “You’ve been punked.”

Unfortunately, the events of September 11, 2001 were not part of a scripted television drama. The skyline of New…

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