Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Where Were You? September 11th, 2001?

I can still remember exactly where I was and what I was doing on the morning of September 11th, 2001 when we recieved the news the Twin Towers had been attacked. I was in Mrs. Yount's 7th grade science class. We were working on homework when the principle came across the PA system to let us know about the planes crashing into the Twin Towers and a field in Pennsylvania. I remember clearly not exactly realizing its enormity and how our lives would change forever. As a 12 year old, I knew it was a devastating event with many lives lost but had no idea it would send life as we knew it into chaos.

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Every channel on the tv was tuned into the coverage, every radio station was recapping the events, public transportation came to a halt, planes were grounded immediately, our world was put on hold as we watched the events take place and search for an answer. Who did this?

At a time when our economy was booming, we hit rock bottom. Everyone panicked. Grocery store shelves were empty. Cars piled up for blocks waiting to fill their tanks with fuel. Prices surged. People were stranded miles and miles from home. We were unsure of the unknown. American flags were seen every where. America pulled together. Thousands rushed to the aid of those in New York. Helping to remove the rubble to search for survivors and the remains of those lost on this horrible day.

As horrendous and  monumental as this day was/is I AM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN. People came out of the woodworks to help others. As a nation we united to help heal our brothers and sisters who were devastated by this disaster. We were RESILIENT. We stood STRONG.

To those who lost someone that day, we will never forget. We will remember exactly how it felt to have our freedom compromised. To the men and women who risked their lives to save lives and fight for our country, you are hero.

Where were you when your heard the news of the attacks?

1 comment:

  1. Rachel! I love your blog! Keep posted, you've got great photos and some really cute ideas for stuff I KNOW I'll be needing this fall!

    September 11th - I was in that classroom with you. Seems like yesterday but also forever ago.