With the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks coming tomorrow, High Gear Media's editors have been wondering how to commemorate the anniversary--to simply push it off our desks, turn off all electronic media and have another 366 days of peace before gearing up for the somber 10th anniversary sure to dominate every media form possible next year.
It's impossible to turn away, though, especially with so many of us having a direct connection to the attacks. Whether it happened in our neighborhood, within our families, or like millions of us, simply unfolded on our TV or computer screens in horrific real time.
Shortly after the attacks on New York, the Pentagon, and rural Pennsylvania, we published a shattering account of just the vehicular losses that happened on 9/11. We've republished our alum Mike Davis' story on the auto aftermath of 9/11 today as a reminder of the sheer impact of that historic day, in the least painful terms we could bring to bear.
Today we also have this reminder forwarded to us by neighbors, of a special rolling tribute to September 11. Arlene writes:
"Our friend trucker John Holmgren of Shafer, Minnesota, who we got to know during our time down at the World Trade Center, has dedicated his truck as a 'Rolling Memorial' to all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. He painted their names on his truck cab and trailer, which are shown in the pictures below."
We've republished the photos of this 18-wheeler tribute here. Follow the link to learn more about this particular neighborhood's response to the World Trade Center disaster at their Web site--and take a moment this weekend to contribute to a worthy cause like the Red Cross for turbulent times to come.