9 Years Later…

Today marks the 9th anniversary of the cowardly, evil, and unprovoked attacks of September 11th, 2001, in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C..

2,976 innocent lives were taken that day. In honor of their sacrifice, lets set politics aside (RELAX! only for one day!) and think of those lives lost, the families they left behind, and how America overcame the unthinkable.

As with most major events, people tend to remember where they were when they heard the news of what occurred on September 11th. I can still picture it like it was this morning. I was sitting in English class in my freshman year of high school. We were only about 1 week into school and were already taking a test. Suddenly my history teacher came into the room and quietly informed my English teacher of the first plane’s strike, but that no one quite knew what was happening. The test was over. We had the television on and watched the coverage until the school decided to send us home early. To this day, I have never been so worried for a stranger in my life, let alone 2,976 strangers.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZV2L0EM08I

Leave comments below of your memories of that day and how it has impacted you. Politics can resume on September 12th.

58 thoughts on “9 Years Later…

  1. I was working at a new job and one of my co-workers had a sister working on the 98th floor of the first tower to be hit. She was 27 and she never really had a chance to escape. He was in tough shape over it and eventually lost his job (gave it up, really) in the aftermath of personal grief.

    Thanks for offering a space to share that . . . the collateral damage of 9-11.

    Jack H.

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