It was this day, I was sitting in a classroom trying to become something more. When the news hit. I was younger then. Not really sure about the world. But things didn't really seem right. And years later, staying in a hotel overlooking ground zero. And years after that spending months upon months of walking out of the PATH station at WTC every day. And back into the station every day. I <3 NYC and yes, we have moved on, but we will never forget that day. We will never forget those who lost their lives. And those who lost loved ones. We will never forget those that fought to save lives. 10 minutes of silence.
I've been watching the streaming coverage of the 9/11 ceremonies this morning, brushing away tears as I try to explain to my 7 year old daughter what happened 10 years ago today and why Daddy is crying. No memory I have is as vivid as this day, nothing in my life has affected me as much as this event has. It's been hard to walk past the WTC site daily for the past few weeks and not get emotional. "Where were you when the world stop turning..." ...in a classroom trying to turn my career book to a new chapter ...in an era where being connected was not as prevalent as it is today ...in a younger body, still to young to fully comprehend the world around me A lot has changed since then. We are now more connected through social networks and I feel that wholeheartedly, we stand stronger and more united, we cherish relationships, friends, and family more. We stand more tall then we did 10 years ago today, ready to face challenges and sometimes dangers. We talk more, share more, want to be more. We take pride in our Nation, and take pride in our heritage, our culture. We are a diverse Nation, but a united Nation. We have come a long way, but still have a long road ahead. 1. Today is about remembering the events that have reunited a Nation and the lives that were lost. 2. Today is about remembering the voice of the American people. 3. Today is about the strength of a nation, indivisible. 4. Today is about a Nation, proud of her people, who have assembled under one flag from many nations. 5. Today is about heroes, sung and unsung. 6. Today is about generations, new and old. 7. Today is about relationships with those we have lost, and those we are fortunate enough to still have. 8. Today is about looking to the future, without ever forgetting the past, but not letting it stand in the way as we move forward. 9. Today is about strength and courage, love and passion, hope and honesty. 10. "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." To the countless lives lost by the tragedies of 9/11, God bless, you will never be forgotten! To the countless lives affected by the tragedies of 9/11, God bless, "be heard, be strong, be proud!"
"Where were you when the world stop turning on that September day?" Remember 10 years ago today...
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