RemembranceSeptember 11, 2012
I had intended on writing a post on our weekend festivities, but there is something heavy on my heart with today being the 11th anniversary of 911. Remembrance is something that we can all relate to on this day 11 years ago.. We remember how it impacted our lives. We remember where we were. We remember how we felt.
I was in my 4th grade classroom 11 years ago on this day without really knowing what was going on in the world. All I knew was that it was bad and that majority of my teachers were crying for some unknown reason. It wasn't until they turned on the television that I got a glimpse into what was really going on; we were being attacked.
I can remember how terrible I felt and how horrified that someone or something could do such a thing to innocent hard working people. I can remember the lump in my throat as I cried at the thought of so many peoples lives being destroyed in that very moment. The thing that was really troubling to me was how the media showed such graphic images on the television of people taking their own lives.
It's troubling to see how much 911 impacted our nation's economy. However, what I do know is that we as a country are so much stronger. To all those that were affected by this tragic day, my heart goes out to you. Thanks to those that are fighting or have fought to secure our freedoms. You are my heroes. We will always remember, but never forget. God bless us and this great country that we live in.
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”—Mark Twain