September 11, 2010
Where were you when the towers fell? Where were you during the largest attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor? Where were you when 3000 innocent civilian Americans died in a day?
I was in high school, my dad was supposed to be on a plane that day. I remember thinking it was joke when someone told me of the first plane, but then there came reports of the second plane and the Pentagon. Living in Annapolis, everyone we knew had family or friends in New York, in DC. Some of the teachers tried to continue to teach, some just turned on the tv for us. Students were being called down to the office left and right as parents came to pick them up either because of family involved or simply fear for their safety. Eventually, they just shut down the school for the rest of the day and sent us all home. I remember sitting in my one teacher’s classroom, waiting for the buses to clear out, thinking about my dad and watching the news. I am not sure if it was live or reruns, but I watched that second plane hit and I saw the footage of the towers falling.
I was lucky, my dad’s flight never took off that day. He was on the west coast and ended up driving home. Praise God.
Please don’t forget. Everyone of those 3000 people had a family, a life, a name. The entire city of New York will never be the same. Don’t forget about the folks that ran towards the danger, rather than away, to save others; don’t forget those who died in that effort.
(Be warned, please have a tissue handy when watching the following footage.)
This is not political; it doesn’t matter what your party, religion, race, or favorite toothpaste. If you are an American, this attack was on you.
Today, my prayers go out to everyone that lost someone that day. My prayers are with the city of New York, and with our Nation, our leaders and our President.
God bless America.
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