9 short years ago an event happened that will forever be etched in our memories – 9.11. Images from our TV in news reports in a constant replay – was a part of our lives for days – as the country tried to process the unthinkable. And we cried.
Those old enough to remember where they were when John F. Kennedy was shot – will never forget where they were when they heard the news.
I was first aware of misery and things unexplainable during the Vietnam years – although I was still in elementary school for most of it. I think you could call that ‘the end of the innocence’ for my generation. So many deaths – and the cry of – ‘what are we really fighting for?’ became the theme song.
I also remember the ‘Challenger’ disaster in ’84 – and I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard. It was unspeakable – a national tragedy and the whole country wept.
I remember the senseless shootings and deaths associated with killers in schools in our southern states – one of them happened not far from where we were living in Fort. Worth Texas in ’94. Remember Waco?
But none of us have ever faced and tried to process the horror of 9 years ago as the whole country watched in horror – as the twin towers – fell. How do we fight against something we can’t even detect – and one who kills themselves in the process? It was a gruesome day – and we all mourned. We mourned for those we did not even know – and their families. And today – we still remember.
It was – and always will be – the day America cried.
- I Remember (whatever.scalzi.com)
- Remembering 9/11 (medicineandtechnology.com)
- Remembering 9/11 (minx.cc)
- Heather Smith: 9/11: Remembering the Fallen & Building a Generation’s Future (huffingtonpost.com)