September 11, 2001
It's "Throwback Thursday" but even more importantly it is 9/11; a day that most Americans will never forget and be able to recall where they were the exact moment the world stopped turning. For me, I was in one of my business classes in high school when a classmate came upstairs to announce that a plane crashed into one of the World Trade Center towers. My first reaction was- What is that!? Needless to say, I quickly found out what they were. Moments later, class ended and I was able to make it home just in time to see the second plane crash into the other tower. That is when the news reporters went wild, and I knew I would not be moving from that couch for awhile. I will never forget how everyone was glued to the television, phones were ringing, and how much fear was in the air. Nothing would be the same ever again. I thought I would share the words that my 13 year younger self had written shortly after this world changing event took place.
September 11, 2001, early Tuesday morning, the world will never forget such a great tragedy that faced all Americans. Terrorists took over but our pride remain stronger than ever. One airplane hit the World Trade Center then another. They both fell to the ground as millions watched as thousands of people were murdered. We are now in war!
I remember I was feeling nothing. I guess it did not sink in. I did pray and cry. For 3 days, constant, there was nothing on T.V. but the same images of Sept 11. There were candles all over and everyone's attitude changed. Hundreds of blood drives and many people sad. Almost every car had either a flag or red, white, & blue ribbon. Shirts were being sold and money was being raised. Celebrities even donated money. It was like everyone for the first time was confiding in God and we were all equal!
I couldn't bring myself to post a picture of that terrible day. I feel our country needs us to focus on the positive and what good we can contribute to it. My thoughts are with all who have experienced loss on behalf of that one day. It is amazing how the actions of one can keep making an impact on the world this many years later. So, in honor of today, go do something good no matter how small it may seem and never think that what you do won't ever make a difference. Shining light and love to our nation today!