Sunday, September 11, 2011


Church in Virginia City, Nevada

What happened on that day was, in the words of Tony Blair at the time, "an attack on people of all faiths and of none" and "an attack not just on the United States but all countries and people who treasured freedom, democracy and our shared way of life."

Today, however, is not about the perpetrators and their hatred, nor is about the rights and wrongs of western foreign policy since.  Today is about the victims, those close to them and a nation that responded with something far greater and more enduring than hate - love.

In the midst of tragedy, those about to die remembered love and these Congressmen and Congresswomen spontaneously sang of love and beauty, two concepts that can change the world:

9/11 - Congress sings God Bless America on steps of the Capitol

"There is no fear in love."

The Colosseum in Rome will be illuminated this evening in memory of the victims of 9/11 and to honour "the courage and determination of the American people to begin again, as symbolised in the rebuilding of the World Trade Center."


Claude said...

With prayers for peace and love in the world.

DayDreamer said...

The Colosseum was a place of horror for the victims there, so an appropriate place to be lit up tonight.

Thinking thoughts of love not hate.

Beyond Survivor said...

Beautifully said, a more that fitting tribute. The light of love and hope will shine bright everywhere today.

jams o donnell said...

It was a terrible day.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I echo that, claude. Hi, Daydreamer. Yes, thoughts of love can, I am sure, work miracles. Thank you, Jan and let us hope so.

rochambeau said...

WELL PUT dear friend
and thank you!!


Whispering Walls said...

But the terrorists won again, ten years later, simply by the threat of further attacks on the day in NY

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thanks, Constance. I wouldn't say they won, WW.

LindyLouMac said...

A fitting tribute for a sad day.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thanks, LindyLouMac.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It is nice to read about what other countries did to commemorate 9-11.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Pat. The occasion was deeply felt here.


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