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Monday, September 11, 2017

9/11

Today is a day that was forever changed. I remember it like it was yesterday. I was a freshman in college and I made my way to my macroeconomics class. It was bright and early at 7 am and upon entering my classroom, the professor was watching tv. We didn't have a real class that day because we were glued to the tv. The planes had hit the World Trade Center and it forever changed everyone lives.

I had new friends who were from NYC who were frantically calling home to see if their families were ok. My father was in the army and we wondered what he was going to have to do following this tragedy. This day brought our nation close together. It changed the way we felt about our nation, our thoughts on our personal safety and made our hearts ache for all the people who died that day.

I can't believe it has been 16 years since September 11, 2017.

My children will read about this day in their history class. It is crazy to think how much we live through and what makes the history books and what doesn't. It doesn't feel like it was that long ago, but we are approaching 20 years.

I visited ground zero several times. I go every time I visit NYC. I went to the memorial site and seen the beautiful Freedom Tower and still to this day, it makes my heart sink and a pit in my stomach.

So take a moment today to remember this day, the people who died during the 9/11 attacks and what our county has become today.
Never forget 9/11

15 comments :

  1. This is a day that always brings tears to my eyes. Something that just doesn't see real in ways though I know it is.

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  2. 16 years but still feels like yesterday.

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  3. My heart still aches for this day.

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  4. Today will always been a very somber day, I can't believe it has been 16 years. It feels like it was yesterday.

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  5. It blows my mind that my youth kids & my nieces dont know anything about the day except what's on YouTube or what they hear others talk about. It's so ingrained in my mind... every detail. Such an awful day.

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  6. I was in the third grade and I can still remember it like it was yesterday. Absolutely heartbreaking. <3

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  7. Time lessens the pain but never heals the wound. Never forget.

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  8. I was in 9th grade and will always remember the change in classes and walking into AP US History that day. This was definitely the day that changed everything.

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  9. I was in college too and had an early class and watched the second plane hit in my Media Research class. The guy next to me said, "I bet it was that Bin Laden" I had never heard the name before. I will never forget this tragic day and the triumphant day we got him. I cannot believe it has been so long.

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  10. I was in HS and I remember sitting and watching the news. It was terrifying. I can't believe it has been 16 years since then.

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  11. I remember it so vividly too. So sad, but it is really important to reflect and remember!

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  12. I will always remember that day - it's still so surreal

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  13. I will always remember where I was as well. Like you, a freshmen in college. I was walking back from my English class and it was eerily empty on campus. When I walked in to my dorm room my roommate was on the floor crying in front of the TV and I just stared in complete confusion for a few minutes trying to figure out what city was on TV with the plane crashing into the building like that. So surreal. And I didn't even think about it until I read your line.....that Zoe will be learning about this in history class one day. Something that we all lived through and remember like it was just yesterday.

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  14. I'd love to pay a visit to ground zero ! It's on my list of a must do before I turn 60. It was a day that's impacted our lives forever and I spent some time yesterday in silence ! Just soaking in some quiet time and praying.

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