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Saturday, September 11, 2010

It is not over

I imagine there will be all sorts of blog posts in the blog-o-sphere about 9/11/2001 today. Many who were involved in the attacks either as victims, loved ones of victims or personnel who aided those victims.
I live very far from the terrorists targets (thus far) and cannot even fathom the pain, the sheer terror or the devastation of that day 9 years ago.
Nine years, that sounds a lifetime ago and yet it seems like yesterday.

But I still remember where I was and how it made me feel.

At the time my mother and I worked for the same company but in two different departments. We were just pulling into work in her car and heard the announcement that a plane had just run into one tower of the trade center.

I have not traveled to New York and to be honest, I had no idea what the World Trade Center was. It was scary. My first thought, as many others possibly concluded, was that a pilot had fallen asleep or faulty equipment on the plane and how scared those on board might be. We had yet to see any images.

We went into the building and there were radios playing all over. The somber looks of co-workers gave an eerie feeling. A television was wheeled into the department just in time to see the second plane hit. We were miles away from the terror and yet scared just the same.

The rest of the terror unfolded as the day went on and eventually it was playing over the loud speaker for all of the company to hear.

I wondered where my children were, if they were aware of the devastation. Was it all explained as I would have. And how would I. Were they scared? Were they confused? I was.

When we left the building to grab some lunch that day, it was a strange feeling. The skies were dead. No planes flying over. The whole world seemed different.

I thank god that I was not closer to the horror of that day. But it affected us all. It was a direct hit in the gut of our country. It put a tear in our veil of safety and freedom here on US soil.

And although my son had not yet thought of joining the armed forces, it brought the perilous fight a little closer to our own shores once again.

September 11th 2001 was terrifying, no matter where you live. It should never be forgotten.
And this fight is far from over.

Hugs to you all. Hold your loved ones a little longer today. And no matter where you were, don't lose sight of the feelings you felt on that day. And hope we never have to feel them again.

-Remembering where I was 9 years ago today, when I heard. So glad my mother was there with me. It felt as though world war 3 had begun. Just a small small taste of the fear of the targets of the terror. It's also a glimpse of the everyday lives of those fighting terror in the face today. Remember that day, feeling in your gut and remember it is far from over.
Hug and tell your loved ones you love them. I love you all.- My facebook post today


  1. I remember exactly where I do most of us. Its a day that changed my world on so many levels...

    Great post!

  2. Oh CC what a day you had! Traumatic for sure! But it was a blessing for you as well. thanks for the comment

  3. So powerful...a day that should forever live in our hearts!

  4. I had friends near ground zero. It was a scary and sad day for all of us.

  5. It's still giving me goosebumps.

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