Sunday, September 11, 2011
9/11, 10 Years
10 years later, I watched tribute after tribute. My heart aches and I remember. I am so grateful for the firefighters, policeman, military who serve our country every day. I am grateful who give up their lives so I may live mine. I am grateful to live in America. I often wonder why I was so blessed to be born here, now...I am grateful beyond words for my blessings. I try not to take these freedoms for granted. 9/11/2001 is a day I will remember for the rest of my life.
10 years ago I just moved to Utah to go to school. I worked late that night and woke up late. As I can up the stairs the TV was on and I saw a burning building. I didn't know what was going on. As soon as I found out it felt unreal, I thought it was movie stunt. Then I saw the second tower get hit. At that point I knew it was real. After a few minutes the towers fell. I felt all sorts of emotions. Most of all was shock and disbelief.
I heard of terrorists before, but I didn't really know what they were. This was quite a learning experience. I talked with my uncle that day about it and we had all sorts of ideas, none of them would be practical. We also noticed the skies went silent except for military jets. It was a very humbling time.
I feel sorry for those that lost their lives in this tradegy and also for those that lost family members. It hurts to think that children have to grow up without their parent(s).
I feel proud to be an American. I am glad that we have a strong and devote military. For any one that is or has served in any capacity in the military, thank you! For those that lost loved ones due to this attack, my heart is with you.