Sep 11, 2011

September 11th

Today is September 11th, 2011.  It has been ten years since the day that changed America forever.

Do you remember where you were?

I was in First Grade.  Sick, at my Grandparents house, I remember watching the loop of the plane crashing into the Twin Towers on CNN with my Grandparents, but I didn't understand what was going on.  But did any of us understand? However, in the past few years, I have come to realize the full effect of that days events.

PM and PB were at school.

PF was in Washington State training FEMA Search and Rescue dogs. He wasn't allowed to come home, and stayed to finish the training so the dogs could go to DC and New York.

While in New York this summer, I visited Ground Zero.

It was a somber visit,

But one of hope and resilience.

Let us remember the 343 FDNY Firefighters that gave their lives that day; my Father knew many of them.

Let us all stop, and remember those who gave their lives, both on the planes, in DC, Pennsylvania and at Ground Zero.

“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children. “
- President George W. Bush, November 11, 2001

God Bless America.


{The Young Southern Prep}

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