About this time 9 years ago I was sitting right here having my coffee and visiting with the gals from my online quilting group. Kids had all left for school, my husband was out in his shop working it was a very quiet relaxing morning... until someone posted on my screen that a plane flew into one of the Twin Towers. My life changed forever. I can't even imagine how intensely the lives of the families and friends who lost loved ones that day changed. I remember it being the first time I was ever made aware how much another country, a religion I had no knowledge of, hated America.
I remember calling my children and telling them I wanted them home, NOW. I remember being glued to the television with my family and when the towers fell I remember the terror that pierced every nerve in my body. For the many days after I remember the faces of the family members who vigilantly and faithfully waited by that rubble for any news of their loved ones. I remember the rescuers, America's Heroes, working to the point of exhaustion dedicated to finding any sign of life. I remember the deafening silent skies, both audible and visual.
And I remember our President made a stand against evil, who called this attack exactly as it was an act of terrorism. A President, a leader, who went down and stood with the Heroes and assured America that we would defeat this evil. A President who faced this evil with prayer, Scripture and resolve.
But I also remember how American's joined together from coast to coast, border to border and became the strength of this great nation once again. No (R)'s or (D)'s, no religion, no political grandstanding, no race or nationality, no good or bad... everyone came together in support. It was a very humbling day for all Americans. An American flag went up on our home and has never come down since this day.
For most Americans, for the rest of our lives when we wake up on September 11th the first thing that will come to our minds is, "Where were you the morning of 9/11."
As for me and my house... We Will NEVER Forget.
These sites honor this day best:
Remembering and Understanding 9/11
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