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Thursday, September 11, 2008

A Day I Will Always Remember

7 years ago today I was getting ready to go to work as a 4th grade teacher in Pleasant Grove, Utah. The morning didn't seem any different than normal, until I got the call that 2 planes had crashed into the World Trade Center. I of course called my family since we were spread across the country and thankfully we were all ok. Thank goodness none of us were direct victims of this crime. I remember so vividly going to work and looking at 28 little faces who were scared and confused. I fought tears back that day, and tried to let them know that we were ok, all the time trying to convince myself that we truly were free from threat. I guess none of us really knew if there would be more attacks. I had never scanned the horizon so much.

This morning, I am still fighting back the tears. No historical event that I have experienced influenced me like that of 9/11. I'm grateful to live in this country and for the proud men and women who have given their lives for our freedom.
My heart aches.

3 comments:

Edna Guerrero Cole said...

I know the feeling! Over the morning announcements today, they did a tribute and I just couldn't hold back the tears. It's crazy how much this horiffic event impact my life.

Cari Williams said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this life changing event. I remember it like it was yesterday. And thanks for your support of our new life changing move. We are really excited. It's just hard rught now being separated. This has been the longest week of my life.

AmShaZam said...

I, probably like everyone, can remember exactly what I was doing that day and can remember just staring in shocked disbelief at the television. Unreal. Thanks for your post and your tribute.