Thursday, September 11, 2008

9/11 Pentagon Memorial

Where do I even thing I can say is that my eyes are still burning from all the tears.

I was blessed today to be albe to attend the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial Dedication Ceremony. I have been stationed out of the Pentagon for 3 years and was privelged to recieve a ticket to witness first hand the unvieling of the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial. My day started at 5a.m. I got dressed in my BDU's and hoped a ride to the Metro. The mood was a solemn one. It was still dark as I caught the Metro to the Pentagon Entrance. Once arriving there I was awestruck by the amount of people, both military and civilian that were already lining up at 6a.m. to witness this once in a lifetime event. I couldn't believe I was going to be taking pat in history.

My tribute to the victims really started Saturday when me and my girlfriend participated in the 4th Annual Freedom Walk that started at the Women's Memorial at Arlington Cemetary and ended after a 1-Mile walk to the Pentagon South Parking.

Every year at this time I get sad just thinking that you never know when you or your loved ones lives will be snatched. Being military makes me that much more tearful because I know that I am doing good for my country and keeping my daughter safe. Enjoy the pictures....and NEVER FORGET!

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