Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11...always remember

I will always remember.

My husband called me early that morning telling me to turn on the TV. He told me that the Twin Towers in New York were hit by planes.
On the news they were talking about it being a terrorist attack. "A terrorist attack?"
I remember standing in front of the TV waiting and wondering if the people were getting out of the buildings. My brother was an airline pilot on the East coast and I was worried it was a plane he was flying. I found out he was safe and I continued to watch.... hoping...

Then..in horror...(I still can feel what I felt then)...I watched the first tower crumble down. I remember saying to my little 14 month old son..."NO..."......"there are people in there." Then shortly after..the second tower crumbling down. I was in shock. I remember every breath I took..the tears that flowed and the ache in my heart for those in those towers. Still trying to figure out what on earth was happening to our country.

I will never forget those who lost their lives that horrific day that changed our nation forever. I will never forget the firefighters and the police officers who went into those buildings. I will never forget those who were in the planes that went down at the Pentagon and flight 93 that went down in a field in Pennsylvania. The individuals in that plane, that tackled the pilots and probably saved countless lives.

I will never forget how our nation gathered together in a solidarity. It was like each one of us were standing together..hand in hand.

It's been 10 years but it still feels like yesterday.

How our lives were totally changed that day.

WE are a strong nation...we are resilient. We have and will continue to overcome what terrorists tried to destroy.

I am a proud American and I'm proud of our Nation.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. From the other side of the pond we too all watched in total horror but its so great to see how well your nation have dusted yourselves off and picked yourselves up! :) Berol x

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