Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Where Were You on September 11, 2001?

Who can forget the morning of September 11, 2001? I well remember where I was, as I am sure you do, too. What I didn't know was how difficult it would be to write this blog. The feeling of helplessness comes rushing back when images and videos are replayed on the computer and on television.

On that morning, I was listening to a local radio station as I stopped at the post office before going to the library to do some research. Suddenly an announcer broke into local programming to say that an airplane had hit the World Trade Center. Nothing more was known, but there was the feeling that something really bad was happening.

Research at the library suddenly didn't seem important. I turned around, went home and turned on the television. Like everyone else, the next few days were spent watching the horror of this brazen attack on our country.

As bad as it seemed at the time, it was even worse later when the number of dead was determined and how many lives were impacted by the events on 9-11-2001. Tonight, as I watch a program on 9-11, the feelings of sadness and grief have returned - not as overwhelming as 11 years ago, but still fresh.

The good thing is that people really came together to prevent another such attack.

Do you remember where you were and what you were doing on that date? Did the events of that day change your life?

Lee Hansen created this Statue of Liberty and Flag 9-11 poster as a commemorative to the heroes and innocents lost in the 9-11 attacks. He retains the copyright on it. See http://www.squidoo.com/free-patriotic-usa-clipart

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