Yes, I have been gone. Perhaps even lost. More on that later. "We will never forget", has become the rally cry for this day. I am choosing to say " I will remember". To me that phrase carries more love and less anger. So I will remember: The way the we were before 09/11/2001. The children that day and how they have grown. That now they fight in the two wars started that day. The thousands lost. The hundreds of heroes lost and the thousands of heroes who responded. The tears dripping into my coffee as I sat watching the United States be changed forever that morning. Lastly I will always remember what this country stands for, was built on, and will remain. As long as we all remember. Peace y'all.