Today is 9-11, ten years later after one of the worst terrorist acts on our country. Do you remember where you were on that day?
On 9-11-2001, I had just finished breakfast for my husband and myself, cleaned up the dishes, poured myself another cup of coffee. I turned on CNN to catch up with the news while warming up my computer before starting to write.
In moments, I learned about the hi-jackings of at least two planes and there were thought to be more. I watched the first plane hit the first tower in shock, and I yelled at my husband to turn on CNN. A few minutes later, I saw the next plane hit the other tower.
Stunned by what we were seeing, we watched and listened to the news in silence. We heard about the other planes and our fear grew not knowing where they were headed. By then loved ones were getting calls from their family members on the hi-jacked planes.
We heard about the plane that crashed into the Pentagon and the brave people on flight 93 who gave up their lives to save others. For days, I watched the news and heard about the brave firemen and policemen who helped to save others and all of the many people who came to help.
I wept at the scenes I saw. I asked why like many others. I was proud at the way the people of our country pulled together. I pray, we never have anything like 9-11 happen on our soil again.
Already, our children are being taught about the date 9-11-2001 in our schools. This date will be a part of our history forever.
Bless our country, The United States of America.
Sandra K. Marshall