It was a Tuesday, 11 years ago that the unthinkable happened - the United States was attacked by terrorists.
In the early morning hours while people where heading to work, or beginning their morning work routines, two planes, piloted by Al-Qaeda terrorists, crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York, another flew into the Pentagon and a third, its intended target, the White House, crashed into a Pennsylvania field. Its mission thwarted by a brave group of passengers who knew their lives were doomed.
I sent off my oldest son to fight in the Iraq War which was linked to the terrorist attacks. It was another man's war that drew hundreds of thousands of Americans to the Far East land. I was lucky, he returned, many did not.
In 2009, a presidential proclamation declared the annual date, September 11, be as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Over a decade has passed and it would be easy to become indifferent about the event, time does have a way of numbing the horrific events of that day.
But lest we all become complacent again, we should stop, if not at least for a moment of silent remembrance on Tuesday. Our lives have all changed since that fateful day in so many ways.
-- How will you remember September 11?