Today, a lot will be said in MSM, and in blogs and other forums as we all stop to remember the terrible events of five years ago today.
As I reflect on my own memories, I recall emotions of shock, horror, disbelief and anger such as I have never experienced before.
I still remember that feeling of nausea in the pit of my stomach as I stayed glued to the television all day long - watching those planes crash into the twin towers over and over again. It was like some sick version of 'Ground Hog Day'.
I can't help wondering if today is a cause for celebration for terrorists worldwide, or if perhaps they fear a renewal of resolve as free nations everywhere set their sights on the enemies of democracy. With all my heart I pray that it is the latter.
Jack Layton, how are you feeling today? Your real thoughts, Jack. Not your talking points.