Remember 9/11

On this 12th anniversary of 9/11, please pause to remember all those we lost.

“Everyone has a name”
Poem by Zelda
[translated from Hebrew]

Everyone has a name
given to him by God
and given to him by his parents.
Everyone has a name
given to him by his stature
and the way he smiles.
and given to him by his clothing
Everyone has a name
given to him by the mountains
and given to him by the walls.
Everyone has a name
given to him by the stars
and given to him by his neighbors.
Everyone has a name
given to him by his sins
and given to him by his longing.
Everyone has a name
given to him by his enemies
and given to him by his love.
Everyone has a name
given to him by his holidays
and given to him by his work.
Everyone has a name
given to him by the seasons
and given to him by his blindness.
Everyone has a name
given to him by the sea and
given to him
by his death.

The 9/11 Memorial Site

One thought on “Remember 9/11

  1. Thank you for this. It’s very touching, very true and significant to me as a New Yorker who not only loved her city and its magnificant array of humanity, but also as someone, who could easily been in one of the towers on that fateful day. (Many of my clients had offices there.)

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