<blockquote><b>Quoting Satin&Roses:</b>" Here's what my 14-y.o. self remembers: I had just started 7th grade Earth Science class, and the principal ... [snip!] ... that fateful day: firefighters, policemen and women, hospital workers and EMTs, our soldiers... and THANK GOD FOR THE USA!!!"</blockquote>
You gave me goosebumps.
THANK YOU for loving this country and THANK YOU for YOUR sacrifice as your husband serves.
God bless you both.
Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Satin&Roses:</b>" Here's what my 14-y.o. self remembers: I ... [snip!] ... me goosebumps. THANK YOU for loving this country and THANK YOU for YOUR sacrifice as your husband serves. God bless you both."
Thank you, too, for being a support for us. And I'm glad I gave you goosebumps, not teary eyes like the mommas on the thread I was posting in yesterday. lol. I've been told I should be a motivational speaker, but I just want to be a mommy... I'd love to hear what others remember from that day...
i remember that morning like it was yesterday.. Can't believe its been 11 years.
USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!
God bless America.
The thing that sticks out to me still is in the days after 9/11 when there was no air traffic, the skies were quiet.
It was very eerie
Quoting .Colleen.:" The thing that sticks out to me still is in the days after 9/11 when there was no air traffic, the skies were quiet. It was very eerie "
It wasn't quiet here. They scrambled the planes and the Field Artillery was scrambled and all sent into the field for last minute training before they left a few days after.
Quoting khigh:" It wasn't quiet here. They scrambled the planes and the Field Artillery was scrambled and all sent into the field for last minute training before they left a few days after."
I was going to add, that the only time in the Northeast that we had air traffic was when the military were flying.
And we all looked up to the sky like :o
Just felt like a different world to me :(
I can't believe it has been eleven years already. :(
My dad was in NY at the time of 9/11 . He fortunately was not injured in it but had to helplessly watch from his hotel window as the buildings collapsed. He wasn't too close where they had to evacuate, he felt it'd be safer to stay inside. He wished he could help, but he didn't feel safe leaving his building. My dad is a business man and he could of been at the WTC, he was even trying to get a job there (he was going to school to finally get his masters degree and could of possibly interned there) . I hardly remember 9/11 as I was a busy mom to a 2 year old at the time and I was just getting up to go to school at the time and I was so panicked I could not even go to school or anything since at first I had trouble getting to him and I thought he was in one of the towers. Thank goodness, he wasn't, but it was still very terrifying.
I feel horrible for the families of the victims, may they rest in peace. Also I have a high level of respect for those who risked (and even lost) their lives to help people during this horrible attack on us and thank them for what they did. I imagine without help more people would of died, even with the nearly 3,000 deaths, there were so many lives saved that day. It was almost unbelievable.
Also , My husband has very similar memories of it since he had had a cousin who worked in the South tower, I think? Fortunately, he was not at work at the time of the attack.
The photo of "The Falling Man" was the most poignant photo that showed the tragedy of 9/11.
Quoting DisneyMommyTTC#3:" The photo of "The Falling Man" was the most poignant photo that showed the tragedy of 9/11."
I watched a documentary on it before, with actual footage from inside the towers, and every once and a while you'd hear this loud crash. Those loud crashes happened to be people falling to their death. I think honestly, that and the pictures of people falling (such as the falling man) are like the scariest parts. Also proves how terrifying it was where people felt that there was absolutely no way out other than jumping.
Another year has passed. God bless all those killed, all those still grieving, all the military families whose life also changed that day and all the people who still to this day face racism because of the events that unfolded.
Watching those videos give me chills every time. I remember watching the second plane crash before going to school.
I was in the fifth grade when our teachers cell rings and she starts to panic. She turned on the TV an its showing the first tower getting hit.... Minutes later the second tower gets hit. I remember not really knowing what wa going on and the teacher said our parents should explain it to us. She turned off the news and we listens for awhile on the radio. I just thought it was so horrible. Why would some fly planes into buildings? My dad came and got me and my brother out early do school tht day once he heard what was goin on. We watched with him saddened and enraged while I didn't duly understand what was going on.
Now I do. And some people may not be proud of this war we are fighting or tht we bombed Baghdad and Iraq but I am. Those people took horrible actions against OUR people killing thousands of innocent people.