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September 12, 2011
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I know the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 was yesterday but I since I don’t post on the weekends I wanted to say a few words today.

I watched the 9/11 America Remembers special yesterday morning and my heart broke all over again. I was filled with three emotions: Sadness,  Pride and Encouragement.

Sadness for all the innocent lives lost. For all the devastation forced upon so many people, the destruction inflicted on our country and the unfairness of it all. Such a senseless act.

Pride for the courageous men and women on Flight 93, the everyday heroes of the city of NYC and the firefighters. Pride. So much pride.

Encouragement that America will never forget. Encouragement that we will not become complacent. Encouragement that we can join with the rest of the world and stop terror across the globe. Encouragement that we will remember what we are fighting for every day.

I will never forget.

I remember exactly where I was that morning. Exactly what I was doing. I was 20 years old and had just started my Junior year of college. I was driving to class when I heard the news. And the first person I called was Keith. We were not dating; we were not involved. I had no idea that 5 years later I would marry him but on that morning the only person I wanted to talk to was him.

Classes were cancelled. I spent the day with my roommates huddled around the television. We watched hour after hour of devastation and heartbreak. That was the first time in my life I felt unsafe. Scared to be an American. Plane after plane was being rerouted to the College Station airport. We heard them all day long. They just kept coming. It wa surreal.

I am not ashamed to say that I think all terrorists are evil and deserve the Hell that awaits them. I hope we get them all.

9/11. I will never forget.

Do you remember where you were on 9/11?

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  1. September 12, 2011 7:23 am

    Beautiful post…. I didn’t watch any specials on it because I don’t have cable, but I read plenty. I was in 7th grade Social Studies when it happened and I remember knowing that something big was going on, but none of my teachers were allowed to tell us what was happening. They just sent us home.

  2. September 12, 2011 8:52 am

    I watched a special on the History channel yesterday and I couldn’t believe how emotional I got right away. There was so much footage I hadn’t seen and it just made my heart hurt. I still cannot believe that it happened in the first place — it was and is such a horrible event.

  3. September 12, 2011 9:09 am

    I watched a bunch of specials yesterday. It breaks my heart to watch them.
    I remember exactly where I was. I was sleeping. My mom woke me up to watch and I was still half asleep so I didn’t fully grasp what was going on. Then when I got to school, we sat in math class and watched the news. It was just awful.

  4. Tina permalink
    September 12, 2011 10:23 am

    Samantha was about 3 weeks old, I was feeding her, Stuart was getting ready to go to work and my dad called to switch the tv on. We watched the second tower go down. We were living in Los Angeles at the time. All flights got canceled, it was so quiet, no noise in the sky, super weird. Stuart and Charlotte were supposed to fly to England as his brother was getting married, Charlotte was a flower girl…… they left on the first flight out of LAX on Friday, the hardest thing I have ever had to do in my life was drop them of at the airport. Wasn’t even allowed near the airport, dropped them of at long term car park.

    • September 12, 2011 1:26 pm

      Wow…Tina…I had no idea. That would have been SO scary!!

  5. September 12, 2011 3:16 pm

    I was in grad school in North Carolina and a group of us crowded around someone’s computer to watch it all unfold. I went back to my apartment and stayed glued to the TV. Like you, I felt so vulnerable and unsafe, unlike I’d ever felt before. That feeling for the first few hours afterwards, that not knowing if the attacks would continue all day, was gut wrenching.

  6. September 12, 2011 7:52 pm

    Ironically, I was in American History class. We ended up all going to the library to huddle around the tv and watch the coverage all day. A sad day, indeed.

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