Do you remember that moment?

Do you remember that moment?

When you heard about 9-11?

I do, like it was yesterday. I remember getting ready for work, and as always I had the news on. I actually thought I had the television on the wrong channel, that I was watching a horror movie.

I changed the channel, and then changed it again…and again.

It was on every channel. Fear struck my heart. I had to sit down.

I sat watching, for hours. I cried, I, like the rest of the world was in total disbelief, I was numb…I was late for work.

I couldn’t believe my eyes, or what I was hearing. I couldn’t get my head around the horror of everything that was going on.

The planes crashing, the buildings exploding, the ongoing terror as it was understood that it wasn’t an accident, or isolated. That is was a planned attack.

And it just kept getting worse, more and more things came to light as the day went on, the other planes, the Pentagon, the people that thought they had lived through the terror only to die moments later as buildings came crashing to the ground.

Nearly 3,000 people died at the hands of Osama Bin Laden. Never mind all the families that had to carry on, with no Father, no Mother, lost children, grandparents, brothers, sisters and friends.

I think everyone’s lives were changed that day, whether you were American, Canadian or from any other country in the world.

I know the sadness of what transpired September 11 changed me. It changed my view of the world. Where I once wouldn’t have believed there was evil like that in the world, I came to expect it. To wonder when it was going to happen again. What was next…

I have cried tonight, with remembering that day, and the lives lost. I am glad Osama bin Laden is dead. I hope it doesn’t make us complacent, I hope we never forget. So many people gave their lives in what many have called a questionable war…will this finally end it? Will there be followers of Bin Laden’s that will carry on? Questions we probably can’t answer.

History has definitely been made this week with his death, it has been a long ten years, but he must have known it was an inevitable outcome with what he did, he wasn’t a stupid man, there was always a plan. Let’s just hope there are not repercussions that we cannot imagine at this point… Let’s hope it is over.

My heart goes out once again to all of those who’s lives were changed forever that day. To the families that sacrificed everything and will live forever with the consquences of September 11 2001.

I admire your patriotism, your courage and your bravery…

This is a repost from May 2011…

6 thoughts on “Do you remember that moment?

  1. Hoaiphai

    We all remember. I was just going out the door to work when CNN aired a clip about the first plane hitting the tower. I got to work and there was more news by then. Where I worked was on the approach to Montreal's airport and it became so silent in the horror spawned by self-rightous idiots.

  2. Anonymous

    I was at work, in The Netherlands when I got a phone call from my girlfriend. "We're under attack!" she cried. We all watched the live coverage by CNN in the auditorium where the events – as they unfolded – were projected wall to wall and live. 

    I will never forget the images of people jumping from the buildings, a 1000 feet down, to certain death. Either that or being burnt alive. What kind of choice did they have at that time. As far as I know those images were never shown again on our national TV.

  3. SpilledInkGuy

    I still remember what I was doing, too…
    I was in between classes (and sleeping), at the time. Which seems appropriate… because I feel as though that unimaginably horrible day opened up my eyes to many things…

  4. Robyn

    Yes, I remember.  I was in New Zealand and woke to the clock radio saying something about the towers.  My immediate thought was "It is not April Fools Day, what is all this?" and decided I should watch the TV.  It was the day I decided to return to Australia, to go home.

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