Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Show & Tell Tuesday: 9/11 Memories

Where were you when the world stopped turning?

Today, I am linking up with Andrea for Show & Tell Tuesday to remember 9/11.
September 11th, Patriot Day


I can't believe that we are coming up on 14 years since 9/11. 

9/11: The 25 Most Powerful Photos  I still remember what I was doing, almost 12 years later, on that horrific day.  I will always remember the brave men and women that lost their lives that day.
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I was in 3rd grade at Emmanuel Lutheran in Asheville, NC.  I remember our principal coming in and whispering to our teacher. Our teacher came back and told us that a planed had hit the twin towers. I remember my 8yr old mind going "What's that? Where are the twin towers?"

We already had early dismissal already scheduled that day. Dad was on his way to pick us up, he was working at the Biltmore Estate that year. Mom was in the middle of a 12 hour surgery, in which she would only get updates full of bad news. 

Each of the classes filed into the chapel, and we prayed. Although we weren't sure what we were praying for because I couldn't fathom the concept of terrorism. We left school and headed home to watch tv. Dad had the news on, and once we heard about all of our families safety, we just watched in awe. 

As a little girl, it was scary and I will never forget the underlying sense of fear that was on our family & friend's faces. 

Now as I reflect today, I realize how blessed I am to live in this great country. I remember that in our hardest moments, our country was united in compassion and patriotism. 

It's on my bucket list to visit the memorial in NYC, I feel like it's such a beautiful representation of our nation's resiliency. 

Firefighters and soldiers unfurl an American flag from the roof of the damaged side of the Pentagon on September 12th, 2001. AFP PHOTO/Luke FRAZZA (Photo credit should read LUKE FRAZZA/AFP/Getty Images)
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I can't wait to read all of your stories.
God Bless the USA

1 comments:

  1. I was in fifth grade, and I hadn't gone to school yet that morning so I was watching it on TV at home. I was shocked but I really couldn't grasp what had happened. I remember it like it was yesterday.

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