11 September 2010

September 11, 2001

I'm not even sure where to begin with this post. My generation will forever be asked, "Where were you on September 11, 2001?" I never thought that I would see something that would be so significant to our history. Our grandparents had Pearl Harbor, our parents had President Kennedy and the Vietnam war, and we have 9/11. I hope and pray that my children (when/if we have them) do not have a significant history moment in their life.

I remember this day like it was yesterday. I was laying in bed, freshly awake. I had it on MTV (channel 40) and was going to turn it to watch the Golden Girls (channel 25). Normally, I just pressed 25, but for some reason that day I flipped down through the channels. I landed on Headline News (channel 28) and watched the second plane fly into the second tower. I felt sick! I wanted to throw up, but I couldn't take my eyes away from the television. I had the day off work. I called and talked to my family during the day. I watched the Towers fall. I watched the firefighters/EMTs/police officers run towards the Towers while most people ran away. I watched people jump from windows. I watched our lives changing. I watched something that will be with me forever. I watched something that my grandchildren will ask me about when they are learning about it in school.

September 11, 2001 changed my husbands life as well. He went to college. He has a picture that was taken at the exact moment in time that we invaded Iraq. He took it as a sign. He is now fighting for our freedom.

God Bless those who lost their lives that day. God Bless those whose lives were changed that day. God Bless our troops and their families. We will never forget...

1 comment:

Julie the Army Wife said...

I was just thinking about how I was in college when it happened and my dad was in college when Kennedy was shot. So sad each generation has that moment :(