3 days ago
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Will you forget where you were when you first heard or saw what was happening on September 11 2001? I will not forget, I remember it as if it were yesterday, my Aunt Annetta called my Mom early in the morning (they were an hour ahead) to tell us to turn on the television. We sat there watching as they showed over and over the first plane hitting the first tower, and then watching as it happened the second plane flying into the second tower. I remember the moment that they began to realize it was not an accident, but an intentional act. I was shocked, stunned, sad, angry all the emotions that I know thousands of others were feeling at the same time. I remember I had to go to work and the drive over there I turned on the radio so I wouldn't miss any new information that was being released, the streets were empty and quiet. When I got to work, it was the same way, people had cancelled their appointments so after just a little while I went home. I remember spending the entire day just watching the T.V with my Mom. It felt unreal, how could someone HATE so much to do that, to kill innocent men, women, children in such a cowardly way? I won't ever forget the images in the papers and on the news.
I also remember how we all became AMERICANS, not anything but. We were kinder and more considerate to each other. There was a sense of Pride that vibrated from every flag flown, every Anthem sung. People stood anytime a Firefighter, Police Officer or member of our Military would enter a room, the strength we had as a nation was palpable. I felt more connected to my neighbors, my family and my Heavenly Father. I remember the way things felt for the weeks and months that followed and hoped that it wouldn't end.
The question is have we become lax again? Have we begun to act as if September 11th is no longer September 11th? Do we, do I, show the same respect to my country that I did after that awful day? Let's not forget the 2,999 lives that were lost or the families that were torn apart, say a prayer on their behalf or send a kind thought. Let us remember them!
Where were you?
These were taken at the Sept. 11 Memorial that they put up in Las Vegas. These were actually taken 2 years ago since we were not able to go last year. They put a flag up for EVERY person that lost their lives that day.
Posted by Marylin at 11:16 AM