Posted by Wordsmith on 11 September, 2009 at 9:03 am. 1 comment.

Please remember David Reed Gamboa-Brandhorst and his fathers, Daniel and Ron….3 among the 2,996 stolen from us that Tuesday morning, 8 years ago….


Photo courtesy and property of Taurus Photographix

From my post, 3 years ago:

How many of you remember what it was like to be 3 years old? How many of you can remember what you did just 3 years ago? How many of you have projected 3 years into the future, thinking that 3 years was a long time away to be planning for, that far in advance? How many of you have ever imagined what it would be like if 3 years was the average life expectancy? How would you spend your time if 3 years was all that you had left to live? 4 years to graduate from high school…4 years is the norm to earn an undergraduate degree from college. What could 3 years give you? What could you give back to the world and to your country, in just 3 short years?

David Reed Gamboa-Brandhorst was born June 23, 1998. That same month, an enemy of the United States few Americans knew about, Osama bin Laden, was placed on the FBI’s most wanted list. 2 months later, on August 7th, the world saw simultaneous bomb attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. 224 were killed, including 12 U.S. citizens. Worst was yet to come…

Please read the rest of the post.

We owe it to ourselves as Americans- as patriots- to personalize the loss of our fellow citizens, then and now. They are our brothers and sisters; our fellow Americans, and fellow human beings.

The lessons of September 11th: Always remember, and never forget.

Related post:
My 9/11 Memorial Video(s)