As the UK is 5 hours ahead of New York, it was early afternoon and I was half-watching a film on TV when a newsflash announced the breaking news that something had happened to one of the Twin Towers. At that stage, it wasn't even clear that a plane had crashed into the building.
As it became apparent that something of immense importance was taking place, all scheduled television programmes were abandoned and I watched with horrified fascination and incredulity as the terrible events of that day continued to unfold, until I fell asleep in the early hours of the next morning. My thoughts today are with the people who died 10 years ago and their families.
I have a fearful respect for the observation that, "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." On this anniversary, let us stand and be counted on the side of good, on the side of love, on the side of tolerance, but let us also be found with an unyielding resolve that we will "Never forget!" Hatred must be confronted, opposed, and over-come. Let us never forget!