Saturday, September 11, 2010

Never forgotten

Just where were you 9 years ago today?  I remember so vividly, as it was the beginning of my senior year in high school.  Living in Colorado, it happened before I had left for school.  My Mom came into my room to tell me about it and we sat and watched the news about it for a few moments.  We were both in utter shock.

I had to go to school, so I left and drove there.  Once I entered the doors of  the choir room I noticed the TVs were on.  (Something that never was the case in there especially.)  It was then that the twin towers went crashing down.  I had never before, and never have since seen a room of young people be so distraught at what had just happened.

Such a tragic day, that will never be forgotten.  A day that so many people lost their lives.  The everyday heroes--the men and women working in those buildings.  The extraordinary heroes--the emergency workers who risked everything to save people.  And the poor innocent passengers on the planes just trying to get from point A to point B.  (And those who have lost their lives fighting the war on terrorism as well.)

All I know is that it is interesting how something so terrible can still be used for good.  Americans united that day, and to this day there is still a stronger bond between us than ever before.  When awful things happen, we do need to stick together and use it for good.  Whether that is hugging our loved ones while they are still with us, saying hello to a neighbor, giving 110% at your job, or whatever it might be.  Let's be thankful and proud to live in the U.S.A.

Much more could be said, but in fact I've already said too  much.

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