They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I’m sure the writer in me may not agree as I can be quite verbose when my fingers get to moving. Today, however, many of those words are private and I prefer to share brief words and more photos.

9/11 shattered lives. Some people lost their faith in God. Others discovered that they wanted more out of their life than simple existing. And some discovered faith and strengths they didn’t recall they had.

Washington DC was a second home to me for many years. Though I had a house in Texas, DC was my heart’s home. For a long stretch in 2008, I slept better in hotel beds than I did in my bed at home.

But I digress just slightly. Only to share part of the reason my 9/11 Memorial Photos lean heavy to the DC side.

The first group of photos are of the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial.  They were all taken in September 2008 the weekend it was dedicated.  The photo of Arlington National Cemetery was taken in November 2007. Arlington National Cemetery is just on the other side of the Pentagon and where many of the victims of the Pentagon were buried. It’s here for my own reminder. The photos of the 9/11 Memorial in New York City were taken on my 5th or 6th trip into the city after that day…they are from November 2011.

Never Forget.