Monday, September 11, 2006

Kenneth P. Lira

As I sit here 5 years after the World Trade Center was destroyed, I am reminded that nothing in this world is certain. Kenneth, you are one of the people who, until that day, I never knew. We all know you now. You were there. Did you know what was happening? Did you feel anything? You lived in Paterson, New Jersey. I used to spend time each summer in New Jersey visiting my grandfather. You went to work as usual, but nothing was usual.

The name Kenneth P. Lira was one of thousands who were never given a choice. Fate chose you and others in the WTC that day. Your family and friends will forever wonder why. At 28, what were you looking forward to doing? Maybe you are doing it now. Kenneth P. Lira is forever remembered as one of the nearly 3,000 victims of the terrible attacks that day.

May you live forever in the hearts and minds of every freedom loving American. For that matter all people who cherise freedom around the world will forever know you. The cost of freedom is high. The price is paid not only by those who chose to protect our lives in the military or as police, firemen, and rescue people, but by the ordinary citizens.

Kenneth P. Lira you are a hero. America will never forget you.


Lori's Minute said...

Very nice post...I think about all those who died that day and their loved ones who lost them all the time. I hope they are in heaven, cheering us on as we try to move forward without them.

B.R.L said...

Thank you for your tribute and for remembering.

Mark Base said...

Very beautifully done.

Thanks for introducing us to Kenneth.

Pop by and meet Ginger, when you have a spare moment.

Anonymous said...

That was beautifully written, Jill. So young..... Kenneth will never be forgotten.

kateandjona said...

Thank you for remembering ... and for sharing.

I remember Robert Levine.