Friday, September 11, 2009

In Memoriam

Today is the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers. I just wanted to take a moment to remember the tragedy of the event.
Ever since September 11, 2001, most people have become so used to living in a world full of fear. I hate to think that that is what the world has been reduced to. Whatever happened to happiness, security and peace? Is fear what we strive for? I certainly hope not!

I remember where I was when I first heard about the attacks. I was standing in a hallway outside the library of my school, with the rest of my second grade class and our teacher. We were headed to pick out a couple books and have the librarian read a story or two to us. I remember feeling like that was so horrible and wishing that my mom would pick me up from school, but it didn't really register what had happened until I got home and my mom explained it to me.
Something I CAN laugh about now... My mom said she wanted to pick my up early from school, but the attacks weren't THAT bad. She said that if someone had tried to hurt then-President George W. Bush, then she would have come to get me.

I challenge you, remember a moment, where were you when you found out about the 9/11 attacks? Will you share? I'm curious..

Oh, by the way, I am quite joyous along with my sadness, because today is my grandmother's birthday! I'm sure she won't end up reading this, but... Happy Birthday, Grandma!

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