09 Sep


It’s hard to believe that it has been ten years since the 9/11 terrorist attack on the U.S.  It seems like just yesterday that I awoke to the live broadcast of a plane hitting the World Trade Center. The pain in my stomach as I watched the sheer chaos can still be felt today. 

While it seems so fresh in my mind, those who lost love ones must truly feel as though it happened yesterday.  It’s painful to watch as they share memories of losing family, friends, and co-workers.  It is heartbreaking to witness the sheer sorrow seen in the eyes of the storytellers.  The pain looks so fresh and the stories bring back the visions as though it happened this year.

Most were affected by that tragic day directly or indirectly.  The loss of lives did not discriminate based on race, religion or sexual orientation.  Everyone was a target and in the path of destruction.  It was a senseless act, but it  brought people together who may have never met in the past.  People helped one another and a nation bonded.

We will always remember exactly what we were doing when we heard the news.   We will always remember how we felt at that moment.  We will always remember the way the buildings looked as they crumbled.  We will always remember the panic and fear we felt as we watched.  We will always remember the search for survivors.  We will always remember the joy in finding a survivor.  We will always remember the hero’s who stepped up on that day.  We will always remember the fearless firefighters, policeman and emergency worker’s who helped.  We will always remember the 2998 victims who lost their lives on that fateful day.  But we will never forget the pain in our souls each year 9/11 comes around.  

Heightened security has been put into place for tomorrow and the weeks to follow. Sources say we may be under attack again due to the 10-year-anniversary. But we cannot crawl in a shell and hide. We must stand tall and face our fears, or they win.

What were you doing on 9/11 when you heard the news?  How did that awful day affect you?  Please share your story.

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Posted by on September 9, 2011 in HEADLINE NEWS


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