Two years ago I wrote about our 9/11 experience.
It was not far from our minds, even though we spent the day at Disneyland. We really wanted to do something as a family to mark the end of the first week of school and the fact that Michael is back to working more manageable hours (meaning 10 hours a day or less). As we walked into Disneyland, we caught sight of the flagpole at the beginning of Main Street, with the U.S. flag at half mast.
On Main Street, the Celebrate Today parade was passing by. All the Disney characters dance and sing about all the many things that we have to celebrate, like birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, etc. It was jarring to see the symbol of a nation remembering a terrible day while listening to such high energy, upbeat music pounding in our ears. It doesn't feel like a day for celebrating, but it was good to find things to be excited about, such as the really short lines, bumping into Naveen Andrews (Sayid from LOST), and not having to be home to watch the news show the footage that still makes me sob uncontrollably. Over all, it was a good day.
How did you remember 9/11 today?