Tuesday, September 11, 2012
9/11 Tribute Opens The Grand Park's Flag Garden
Excellent 9/11 ceremony at the opening of the Court of Flags - the second of the three phases of the Grand Park at the Los Angeles Civic Center. The ceremony concentrated upon the living - while also taking full notice of those who did not survive that day. And it particularly - and tastefully - honored those men and women who were among us this morning.
Little was said this morning about any of the events of that morning eleven years ago - other than to ring of a bell four times to honor those who lost their lives at each of the four sites - and to thank the bravery and sacrifice of those who risked their own lives to save others.
And at this moment in history, it was a perfect way to quietly and respectfully mark the anniversary of that tragedy.
Some day, future generations will likely need to be told more about all that happened on that morning and its affect upon those who experienced it. But, for now, our joining together to reflect on still fresh memories and thank those still with us and honor those who are not, turned out to be a perfect way to commemorate the day.