I was just a day shy of 17. I woke up around 7am to get ready for school. It was my last day of being 16, I was looking forward to another day of seeing my friends. I got showered, dressed and ready. I'm my house we didn't have any news or radios on in the morning. There was likely cartoons on for the younger kids but we were oblivious to what was going on in the world. I had some breakfast and then headed off to school. I remember the walk to school being unusually quiet. There really didn't seem to be anyone around, I didn't think much of it as I walked. Life is pretty good when you are a teenager a day before their birthday. I walked skipped and hummed along my merry way.
Through the day information come through. I really honestly don't know if anything was actually achieved for school work that day. There were some teachers that turned off the TV's so students would just keep staring. Watching the terror happen over and over again with more and more news reports of people dying.
I remember, I probably always will. This event shook the world in a way that not many other events have. This reshaped history.
Today I will reflect and remember all those who were lost. I will pray for their families that they find comfort and solace. This is a day of remembrance. Remember where we were where we have come and where we will go.
|Two lights soar high in the sky as a tribute to the 9/11 disaster in NYC|