Wednesday, September 11, 2019

We Remember 9/11

I woke late this morning, rushing to yoga. As I traveled down the street in front of the 9/11 village memorial, I remembered a night eighteen years ago. Townspeople, young and old, gathered together, weeping, hugging each other, remembering forty plus loved ones who perished in the 9/11 tragedy in New York City. We celebrated their lives to honor their memories. Since then there has been an annual ceremony each year in the Village Green. 

I, too, honor the memory of Rockville Centre fallen heroes comprised of Wall Street business people, firefighters and police. The short found poem below is a revised compilation of blog titles I have written over the years. Each blog post identified in red is a painful memory and a tribute to those who perished.

as the bell tolls,
names are read,
flags unbound, waving proudly,
and heartbreaking headlines shared.

numbered in the sky,
is our town's tradition.
Village Green is ready.
We shall remember
and wait for a 
Rainbow of Possibilities.
©CVarsalona, 2019, Rockville Centre, NY

It's time to listen to "Fallen Heroes" written by Nelson Blanchard and Carmella Inchierchiera, their "tribute song and video dedicated to the Fallen Heroes of 9-11 who paid the ultimate price and the victims they struggled to save."


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