Saturday, September 11, 2010

What were you doing?

9/11/01 will always be one of those few days in history where you remember exactly what you were doing. I believe it's the only day thus far for my generation. Ask an old man where he was when Pearl Harbor was bombed, or Kennedy was assassinated, he remembers.

I was a junior in high school. I was sitting in Ms. Severson's Bio 2 class. I was sitting between my best friend and a smart young man that lost his life too soon (RIP MT). Someone came in and told us to turn on the news. We didn't know we were about to see things that would change everything.

The towers. The pentagon. United Airlines Flight 93.

This day not only serves as a reminder of a horrible tragedy, it reminds us of the strength, compassion, and kindness that echoed around the world that day. People lined up to donate blood, opened their homes to strangers, signed up to protect us.

We will always remember those that lost their life that day. We will always be thankful to those who enlisted to defend our freedom.


Canadian Bald Guy said...

I think a lot of us are sharing our stories about this day. It truly is one of those things you'll never ever forget.

I've shared my own story...

I just hope that one day I do this story justice when my son gets old enough to hear about it.

Momma Sunshine said...

I was working when it happened. A coworker and I were watching an online news feed when the 2nd plane hit. I'll never forget that feeling. It's one of the defining moments of our generation.

My workplace served as a hostel for displaced airline passengers. It was horrifying, but at the same time it was good to be a part of helping people out as well.