We Will Never Forget

September 11, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

 

          Most of us can remember where we were that dreadful and horrible day when 9/11 happened.  I was working from home upstairs in our apartment talking with my inside sales teammate when he said, ‘Hey, are you seeing what’s happening in New York? Go turn on your television. I think a plane flew into The World Trade Center” …

          I ran downstairs and turned on our television to see the first tower on fire.  A plane had just flown into it and the announcers weren’t sure what was happening.  Within a few minutes, another plane then flew into the second tower and it became obvious we were under attack.

          Shortly after, I sat in shock and horror as both towers collapsed to the ground.  One and then the other.  The scene from the helicopter circling Manhattan was something straight out of a movie with dust covering nearly the entire city.

          The news then broke away to the Pentagon.  They announced it had just been hit by a jet plane.  Then came the scenes of flight 93 crashing in Pennsylvania.  No one knew if it was related at the time, but we quickly learned that it was.

          From then on it was panic.  All flights were grounded, every building was secured around the country, and we all feared something more could happen.  

          I’ll never forget President Bush standing on the debris at ground zero proclaiming that those who knocked down the buildings will soon hear from us.  It was the beginning of many battles and changed the course of history.  

          Today, I heard a report saying nearly 25% of all Americans weren’t alive when 9/11 happened.  It took me back a bit because it still seems like yesterday to me.  It also reminded me that WE MUST NEVER FORGET…

          If there’s anything that unites us as a people, it’s when we suffer loss together.  Sadly, many today have either forgotten how it felt that day or weren’t there at all.  It’s not that we must grieve all over again.  Yes, there will be grief.  But, even more important is that we honor those who were needlessly killed and those who sacrificed their own lives to save many others that day. 

          I haven’t yet been to the memorial in New York, but it’s on my short list of places to visit.  For me, and the Mrs., today we pray for the families of those who lost their lives.  We pray for those who are now suffering from illness, and death, from the exposure to toxic chemicals during the search and rescue.  

Most of all, we pray that God keep His protective hand on our land and help us to put down our differences to unite again; this time, without having to be motivated by another attack.  We remember today… and, we will never forget…

 

 

Love always friend,

 

Brad

 


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