Thursday, September 11, 2008
This morning when I woke up I didn't feel any pain or sorrow... I just went about my day as I did the day before and the day before that. My heart wasn't beating fast and my eyes weren't swollen with pain... I didn't choke back tears or sulk in disbelief.
When I woke up this morning... I didn't even know what today was. I had forgotten all about 9/11... something I never thought in my lifetime I could ever do.
When I finally remembered what today was I stopped and thought about those that lost everything and those that gave everything that day and since that day.
There was a parade in my tiny town here in New York. We are still a three hour drive from ground zero but the pain is still felt here.
Seven years ago I cried with America as she lost some of the bravest she had. I watched the towers fall to the ground and my whole perspective of life changed. What was left of my young eyes where pushed into adulthood and I saw a grusome reality that although we, as a country, are powerful we also have are weaknesses and vulnerabilities.
I starred at the TV all day as I watched the events unfold...
People leaping from the buildings out of desperation to save them selves
Survivors running in the streets from falling debris
Business men in ash covered suits with breathing masks
Crushed vehicles in the once usable street
People caring for those that they didnt know
I know where I was when the world stopped turning... I was here mourning with our country.
I know where I am now... seven years later. I am supporting my country. I will never forget September 11th,2001. I am American.
We are ALL American... United We Stand.One Nation. Under God.Indivisable. With Liberty & justice for ALL.
God Bless America... the land that I live!
Posted by Dani W at 11:05 PM