...And only today did I learn about the Pentagon Memorial. I saw it on tv while I had some of the news coverage of the anniversary playing this afternoon.
As I read some blog posts today, I discovered that I am not the only one who didn't realize this memorial existed. Start here, and then be sure the click the link through to her previous post for photos and descriptions. I think it's one of the most striking and beautiful memorials I've ever seen. The benches remind me of birds, and looking at the photos gives me such a sense of peace.
More information about the Pentagon Memorial
Several bloggers have linked back to prior posts today. Another very moving post about September 11th, 2001, was written on the 5th anniversary. I cannot even imagine the pain of not knowing, of waiting. Nor can I imagine the relief, amidst the other personal pain, of finally getting the answer for which you had hoped.
This particular blogger is feeling some added personal pain on this September 11th. I don't link to her recent post to point that out - but I do think it's important to note that the anniversary continues to have a significant impact on her. To understand her perspective a bit better, I hope that you will also choose to read her past post. I find it interesting that while she mentioned feeling like she wanted to start a family, I remember wondering if I would ever want to start a family in a world so horribly broken. Thankfully, I changed my mind.
Just saw this video on another blog. (Linking to it via youtube so you can also share, if you choose).