Monday, September 11, 2006

I remember...

I remember five years ago today. A memory that is still fresh, as if it were only yesterday.

Do you recall where you were? Do you remember what you were doing five years ago today?

Will any of us ever be able to forget how or what we felt as we watched the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania? Within a few hours our whole existence as Americans changed.

These memories are something I hope that none of us will ever forget. I also hope that we will never forget the innocent victims of this terrorist act.

Today, I remember Randolph Scott. I remember crying the day he was murdered. I remember where I was the moment my mom called me to ask if I was watching the television. I remember how I felt - total disbelief and shock.

I never met Randolph Scott, but we will forever be linked together in a moment that has changed us forever. We shared common interest in life; the love of our wives, our children and motorcycles. We shared the routine of going to work each morning, so we could provide for our families and those which we loved. Today, I remember Randy Scott, a loving husband, a loving and giving father and a wonderful American.

Today, just like everyday, I remember.


nicole said...

Thanks for this moving tribute, MGC. I'm sure his loved ones would greatly appreciate it.

Kirsten said...

very was something, being a part of all did a great job...take care, and I hope all is well with you

Flounder said...

Damn right! Never forget what those bastards did.

~d (tilde) said...

Hell yeah, I remember where I was. I remember it far too vividly.

kim said...

You did a lovely tribute ... I'll never forget any of it
Thank you for stopping by my tribute to Dennis Devlin

Anonymous said...

Thankyou so much for having this posted. I am Randy Scotts youngest daughter and greatly appreciate it. I find myself reliving that morning everyday and am extremely greatful to have come across your tribute. Thankyou.

mgc said...

ms. scott,

thank you so much for reading my post regarding your father. i know nothing i or anyone can or will ever say can bring back your father or undo the horror of that day, but please remember that i will remember.

i do not know you, but if you would like to e-mail me i would like very much to gain you and your family as "net" friends. i have daughter that are probably close to your age, as your father and i are not too far off in age. if you would prefer to stay annon, i completely understand i wish you and your family the very best. and remember that i will never forget your dad. ever!


mgc said...

ps - i have updated my profile to include my e-mail address.