Today marks the 9th anniversary of the 9/11/2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.
To all those who died, and to all those who gave their lives trying to save others, here's to you.
God bless you all.
I remember that day very clearly. I was in 3rd Grade, and as soon as class started an announcement was made for an "emergency staff meeting". We were shooed into the Gym for about an hour, and then all of our parents picked us up. I remember lots of panic, crying, and shock. I didn't understand anything that was going on. It was only a week later when the school had counseling and we talked about it in class that I found out what had happened. And as a 3rd Grader, I didn't fully understand what happened. I didn't fully understand for a long, long time....
Well, it's nine years later, and as it should be, we should never forget this day as we haven't for the past 9 years. I plan on attending the memorial service tomorrow in lower Manhattan, and I'm counting on doing so 50.. 60... 70... 80 years from now, if it's to be that I'm alive that long.
Cherish your family. They're the only ones you've got.