Friday, September 11, 2009

Let Us Remember

Can you believe that it has been EIGHT years since that terrible Tuesday morning when the United States of America was attacked by Al-Qaeda?
Even eight years later, I can remember that morning clearly. I was 15 years old and was getting ready for school, when I saw the news...I am not really sure what my thoughts were at that time. I wasn't sure that I believed what I was seeing on the television, I mean really - How could something like this happen in the United States of America?

Here is some information from Wikipedia regarding the attacks:

The September 11 attacks (often referred to as September 11th or 9/11) were a series of coordinated suicide attacks by Al-Qaeda upon the United States on September 11, 2001. On that morning, 19 Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners.The hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing everyone on board and many others working in the buildings. Both buildings collapsed within two hours, destroying nearby buildings and damaging others. The hijackers crashed a third airliner into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. The fourth plane crashed into a field near Shanksville in rural Pennsylvania, after some of its passengers and flight crew attempted to retake control of the plane, which the hijackers had redirected toward Washington, D.C. There were no survivors from any of the flights.
In total 2,993 people, including the hijackers, died in the attacks.

This is a video that I found on YouTube that made me cry. Please take the 2 minutes and 47 seconds that it takes to watch this and say a prayer for those who were directly affected by this horrific set of events and for all who are effected less directly.
I also wanted to take this opportunity to give my sincere appreciation for all of the service men and women we have and have had in our country - from our armed services who protect us by going over seas to the police, fire fighters, EMTs, dispatchers, and more who serve us here. THANK YOU!

I pray for our country to seek God and take comfort in His mercy and grace, for us to never let the memories fade of the people who lost their lives and loved ones to this terrible tragedy, and for those who continue to protect us from something like this happening again. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

1 comment:

  1. I purposely avoided all 9/11 posts and things on September 11th this year. I ran across yours this morning from your link on Chicks Who Chat on BlogTalkRadio. I want to say thank you!

    I needed the video reminder. I remember that day well but have let the years blur some of the harsh realities. Today I was reminded of just how tragic that day was and can now say that I have a renewed pride in America and our people.

    So, thank you for being strong enough to post your tribute. :)


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