Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Eleven Years Ago Today...

September 11, 2001

Eleven years ago today, I was attending a breakfast for the United Way, a few blocks from where I work. I vividly remember walking back to the office and thinking what a gorgeous day it was - bright blue sky, the sun shining down on the city. Fall was in the air - it was going to be a beautiful day.

Then, all hell broke loose.

Today my thoughts will be with those who lost their lives, the families left behind and the many firefighters, police officers and other emergency responders who made heroic efforts to save thousands of lives.

Where were you on Sept. 11, 2001? Will you be doing anything to commemorate the day?

Image from Thomas E. Franklin / The Bergen Report


Karena said...

Thinking of how each moment of our lives is so precious! Honoring those who have fought so bravely for our country and the lives that have been lost!

Art by Karena

Ella said...

I was in my late pregnancy of my youngest child and got home tired from work when I saw the news....I remember my thoughts - what will come next, a world war?

A Southern Preppy said...

I was living in San Diego. My mother called to tell me to turn on the tv. Unbelievable. My husband is on active duty in the military, and he left immediately. I don't think he even came home from work that evening. It all seems surreal.

It's so sad to know that the first responders are suffering from so many health issues and cancers.