Saturday, September 11, 2010

Never Forget

Nine years ago, our world changed forever.  Around 8:15 in the morning, on September 11, 2001, four planes full of innocent passengers, turn into four planes full of terrified, yet brave people.  Around 8:30 in the morning, on September 11, 2001, four planes full of terrified, yet brave people, became four planes full of innocent victims.  These loved ones, along with the thousands lost in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, were not the only victims of this unspeakable act.  Families and lives everywhere were shattered on this horrific Tuesday morning.  Although we were all touched by this event differently, there can be no question that it somehow changed us.  Whether you lost a loved one, or lived in fear for hours as the phone lines were tied up, this tragedy changed your heart.  Whether you lived close to a crash site or watched it unfold from afar, your anger changed your heart.  Whether your family supported  the war on terror financially, or watched loved ones enlist, the change in family dynamics changed your heart.

Do you remember where you were on this unforgettable morning?  On September 11, 2001, I was sitting in a classroom surrounded by 28 nine year old children whom I'd just met about 7 days ago.   Since they were so young, we were not allowed to have our TV's on, so all of our news was being relayed by the secretaries in our school.  Living so close to Washington, D.C., the first we heard of the tragedy was that the Pentagon had been bombed.  Of course, we later found out it was a plane.  With my husband working near the Capital building and my Dad working near the D.C area, my heart dropped.  Of course the phone lines were completely tied up in our area, so it was many hours before we got any word from either of them. After this tragedy my husband joined the Air Force to support our Country on this terrible war on terror.  My Uncle has flown overseas to keep us safe more times than I can count.  Where were you on this tragic morning?  What changes happened to your family?  Keep our brave soldiers in your prayers and God Bless America!

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13 comments:

Veronica Lee said...

I will never forget. I shared my thoughts of that tragic day as a non American in my post today.

Robyn Campbell said...

I could never, will never forget. It will go with me forever. It will go with us until the end of time. Excellent post. God Bless America. Pray for our country. It's headed toward devastation. :(

Emily said...

I am your newest follower, I love your blog! I blogged about where I was 9 years ago today as well here: www.mommymadegreen.com

I also will never forget. Our lives were changed forever on that day.

Marsha said...

Nothing will ever erase the memory of that day. Even now, my eyes fill with tears as I think what we lost that day. Beyond the loss of life, as horrific as that was, we lost our sense of security. I don't live in fear because that would let the terrorists win, but everything changed that day. Thanks for your awesome post!

Christy said...

It is a day that I hope no one will forget.

Wendy said...

I didn't know any of your story, Kel. It must have been devastating to wait and not know if your loved ones were safe. That day, I had just dropped my daughter off at a 1-week horse daycamp, and stopped at a grocery store on my way home. I will never forget the atmosphere I walked into. I knew something was up the moment I walked in...there was a hush over the whole store, customers were just standing there, I walked over to the fruit and 2 were talking in hushed voices. I overheard enough to know a national tragedy had occurred. My heart fell within me.
Three weeks later we were in Virginia on a vacation we'd been planning for a long time. We met a man who worked at the Pentagon. He was shell-shocked by all that had happened in a short time. We were able to share the hope of Christ with him, and I have prayed for Max ever since. What struck me on that trip, though, the most was that everywhere, absolutely everywhere as we drove down along the east coast, and especially as we approached Washington, there were patriotic signs and flags waving, in front of almost every home there was a homemade sign--And Flags--American Flags Waving Proudly--with God Bless America in every window, on every sign in every yard, in stores--Everywhere! God's Name was invoked and the people of America were united as never before. It was an awesome reminder of Who we must rely on and return to--He is our only hope and our only true security. Let us never forget and May we return to God and may God Bless America.
Wendy

By Word of Mouth said...

My memory ... my husband had just returned from NY and was not flying that day (he is in the airline business) We dropped our then 3 yr old at playgroup and went to Panera, when we came out my husband was looking at a shirt when I asked the guy in the store if he was watching a movie as a building was on fire. He said, No, a plane had just hit, I called Ian in and as we were watching the second plane hit.
After that Ian was on the phone since his planes were grounded. We rushed back to the playgroup and while standing talking with other parents, a big plane flew low over our heads ... we heard a little later that this was the plane that went down in the field in PA, we were protected by brave souls that day.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I know I will never forget, even though at the time I was only 11 years old. It's hard to imagine how much time has passed.

http://shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com/2010/09/911-remembrance-leave-your-link.html

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

My hubby was attending a military course out of state and I just got home from a run with a good friend. I turned on the TV to the news that just mentioned the first plane having impacted and saw the other plane as it hit.

We lived on a military post, and our girls were at the high school and son at the middle school...all the classroom televisions were turned on to the news.

Please thank your husband for his service. Shortly after...my husband was one of the first ones to get deployed and assess...

Blessings & Aloha!

Jenny said...

I feels like just yesterday.

Robin said...

Instead of rewriting my blog in your comments, I will say that I had friends in NYC that I was worried about b/c I forgot to say that in my blog. And, like you, my job kept me from a TV most of the day and that was really hard. However, that day would have been hard any way it went down. I am glad that your family turned out safe and sound.

Robin said...

Instead of rewriting my blog in your comments, I will say that I had friends in NYC that I was worried about b/c I forgot to say that in my blog. And, like you, my job kept me from a TV most of the day and that was really hard. However, that day would have been hard any way it went down. I am glad that your family turned out safe and sound.

Daenel said...

Beautiful post. I know I will never forget where I was on this day, nine years ago. Watching the videos on tv, brought back so much of the fear and hurt for those who lost their lives that day. As always my thoughts are with them, their families and the soldiers who fight so we may be free.