September 11, 2006

Important Remembrance Today

Sometime in your day today, pause and reflect on the more than 205,000 people who have died in motor vehicle accidents in the last 5 years, counting back from today.

That’s a lot of people. Well over ten times the population of my hometown. More than ten filled with accident victims. From all walks of life.

It’s bizarre to think that every year, a group of people double the size of my town’s population are killed in that way. Every year, at a pretty stable rate for the last few years. It’s so abstract that it stops short of being horrifying for some reason. But emotions are weird like that. The people are no less dead. Their families and friends no less distressed and devastated.

Posted by James at September 11, 2006 1:15 PM
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Thank you for that remembrance. Another great way to pay tribute to these people is to donate blood. :)

Posted by: Julie at September 11, 2006 3:39 PM

Why do you hate America?

Posted by: DG at September 11, 2006 4:31 PM

I hate America because of its deadly roads. Also the way its delicious apple pies corrupt the souls of all who taste them.

Posted by: Julie at September 11, 2006 5:00 PM

Thanks James, for that remembrance. I know it hits near home for you. You're right, it is a terrible thing.

Posted by: Chuck S. at September 11, 2006 9:53 PM

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