heh, I'd have put up an article but have, until moments ago, been experiencing problems posting articles here at JU. I finally was able to use Windows Live Writer to get an article posted, but posting from either IE or Firefox wasn't working.
With that out of the way, I have to admit I'm not sure what I would have said, even as I've had the day off, even as I sat here thinking about how similar, in many ways, today is to the same fateful day 7 years ago. 7 years ago I had the day off, had just gotten back from a vacation at the beach with my family (in the same time share/condo unit that they've rented for many years now, so the self same unit I stayed with them at just this past weekend) and had just sent my daughter off to the bus while I enjoyed an extra day's down time to unwind before knowing I'd be working the next day.
Not a single day goes by that I don't think about what happened on 9/11/01 and the events since. I'm not going to forget it, and I expect a lot of people in the Washington DC area will never forget the images we saw on our news of the fire at the Pentagon, the smashing of two planes into the sides of the World Trade Center in New York City, and everything else that happened. I'm sure some people would like to forget, some youngsters may never really know, and some will go on as if their lives were never impacted (because, well, for many people, their lives weren't impacted), but there will be many that do remember.
I'm one of those people, and I will always remember.