9/11--never forget

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  • By Paul Zadach
  • 934 AW Public Affairs
While driving to work this morning, I heard news that the Army National Guard was putting a cap on recruiting. They have too many qualified people. I know our recruiters at the 934th hit their recruiting goal early this year. People have not forgotten 9/11, people can't forget it, they don't want to. That's not the only reason people want to join the military, but it's still one of the motivators.

There are so many things I have forgotten over the past ten years, but almost daily there are cues that make me remember what happened on 9/11. I look out my window and see the airliners taking off, I go through screening at the airport, I drive through the serpentine concrete barriers coming to work in the morning. All these things are cues that make me remember the people in the buildings, the first responders, the passengers, the heroes who said "Let's Roll."

I'm sure everyone in the 934th will not be able to keep from thinking their own personal thoughts about 9/11 as they put on their uniform Sunday for the UTA. Some of our Airmen from the 934th will be part of several events remembering 9/11. At a ceremony at Coon Rapids high school from 1-4 p.m. our aircrews will be performing a flyover, our C-130 flight deck will be on display, and our Honor Guard will present the colors. We will be represented at a special concert at the Lake Harriett Bandshell from 7-9 p.m. and Airmen will also participate in a ceremony on the steps of the state capitol at 7:30 a.m.

It's a time military and civilians will share thoughts and experiences they will never forget. How will you remember?