Tuesday, September 11, 2012

They weren't even thought of yet...

Like many others, I can remember exactly where I was when 9-11 happened. Junior year of high school. Pouring rain. Had to each lunch inside. Friend, who forgot to do current event homework, comes running to say planes crashed into the WTC. Went to the library. Didn't understand what I was seeing. Bell rings to go to class. Someone yells "Oh ****! Look!" First building falls. Rest of the day is a blur, but I do remember local news saying Disney World was shut down and evacuated.

It still gives me goosebumps. What gives me even more goosebumps is when I have a child ask me why is there a little red, white and blue ribbon next to this date in his planner. A child who wasn't born yet. A child who wasn't even thought of yet.  To them, this date will just be another date in history, like December 7th. They won't understand how much our country changed, because this post 9-11 world is the one they have grown up in.

I will always remember.

1 comment:

  1. It is amazing to me that this is how they've always lived. They will never know walking off the plane and seeing your loved ones waiting at the gate. It's important to remember and teach them lessons about this day. xoxo