Many of us can remember where we were and what we were doing when important events occurred. 9-11-2001 is a perfect example.
I was just pulling into the parking lot of the post office when I heard an announcement on the radio that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. Maybe it was a hunch that something momentous had happened, but whatever it was, I dropped my plans for the day, turned the car around, and went home and turned on the TV. Along with the rest of the country, I watched as the nightmare played out over the next few days. In spite of a feeling of helplessness and anger at what had happened, there was also a renewed sense of pride in our country and the way we dealt with the events and our grief.
Those of us who have lived a good many years have witnessed other events that have changed the world, but none as quickly or as completely as 9-11. It is hard to believe it has been eight years.
In memory of the approximately 3,000 people who perished, let’s take a few minutes to reflect of what happened, how it changed us and our world and pray it never happens again.