Sunday, September 11, 2011

Where were you when the world stopped turning?

That September day...

I will never EVER forget the events that happened ten years ago today. I remember what I was doing.

I was working at Wal-Mart as a cashier. I was 18 years old and had just gotten home at 3am from my shift the previous night. I was asleep when my mom came into my room and told me to get up. I was annoyed because I didn't sleep very well. She said to come into the living room, world war three had just started.

I walked into the living room and the first thing I remember thinking was that they were watching some kind of action movie. The first tower had just been hit, and was smoking on the TV screen. I couldn't believe it when my Mom told me this was a real thing.

Then the second tower was hit as I watched in HORROR and shock. I couldn't believe it. Who would do something like this? What was going on? Who else was going to be targeted? I remember sitting in horror as the pentagon was hit, and then the plane went down in PA. I remember crying and being so horribly sick and worried that day. I didn't personally know anyone involved, but my heart ached for everyone involved.

I remember the days that followed as the country banned together, and to help those that had lost loved ones. I was so proud of our nation that day. And so proud of the heroes of 9/11. I still am. And I always will be.

I remember...do you? Can we ever really forget something like this?

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