Sunday, September 10, 2006

5 years later... WE REMEMBER

Where were you when the world stopped turning on that fateful Tuesday morning 5 years ago?

Today I am asking that we put down our keyboards for a moment and reflect. Remember the nearly 3,000 people killed that morning and those left behind to carry on.

Remember how, for one brief moment in our history, there was no black, no white, no Mexican… just Americans united.

So use this thread to reflect upon where you were when the world stopped turning. What did you think? How did you feel? How have the events of 9/11 changed your life or those around you? What have we learned? But most of all, just take the time to REMEMBER.

Here is a listing of memorial events:

A remembrance ceremony for the 343 New York City firefighters killed in the collapse of the Twin Towers will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the Los Angeles Fire Department's Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center in Elysian Park, 1700 Stadium Way.

The Hollywood/Los Angeles Beautification Team and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will honor Los Angeles police and firefighters and other first responders, 1 p.m. Monday at The Grove reflecting pond, Third Street and Fairfax Ave., Hollywood.

A 1.8-mile Freedom Walk will begin at 5 p.m. Monday at the Reagan Presidential Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley,

"At Dusk ... New Dawn," will be held 6-8:30 p.m. Monday at the city's 9-11 memorial at North Hollywood Park, 5301 Tujunga Ave.

A candle-lighting ceremony and memorial will be held at 6:45 p.m. Monday at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd. A screening of Oliver Stone's movie, "World Trade Center," will follow. The screening is free, but reservations are required. Call (310) 772-2529.