Today has been such a solemn day, remembering that morning as I was getting ready, my roommate told me to turn my tv on. As I watched the airplane go into the tower, it broke my heart knowing that innocent people lost their lives due from terrorism. I went to work that day, but they closed the shop for a few days to be with family and I went home, glued to the television watching the news coverage non stop. My emotions were running high with fear, anxiety, and not knowing what was going to happen next.
I remember the silence in the air, the eeriness I felt from the silence. The people I met that week who had family and friends lost, made me mourn and felt sad. Today watching the same coverage, brought back those feelings of that day. I feel sad for those who lost their lives, I feel remorse for the families that lost someone from their life that day. I'm so grateful for those who fight for our country, I'm grateful for those who serve as firefighters, police officers, and those who are in the medical field.
Hopefully today and forever, you will remember that America is a nation that will stand strong, reunite and fight for our freedom. May we never have to go through what we did on 9/11. When my husband and I got married, we went to New York for our honeymoon. We walked around Ground Zero, and being there so soon, seeing the site they were still cleaning up made me feel even closer to those who were lost. The building surrounding the two towers still had dust on them from that day and burn marks. Being their and seeing the destruction made it more real and horrific. We recently went back this year to visit our friends. We got to walk by Ground Zero again, and the building that is going up is beautiful. The footprints, the fountains, and the respect that they pay to those who were lost is remarkable. It felt stronger in spirit, more united, and knowing that America will stand strong. The World Trade Center will be restored to a new building, giving us hope again.