Saturday, September 11, 2021

September 11th 2001

September 11th 2001 was one of the darkest days in U.S. history that still lingers for some even today 20 years later.

I am sure we all remember where we were when the events of 9/11 took place.

I had the day off from work and had slept in a little bit until 9 am because I had stayed up late the night before playing video games knowing I could sleep in. I had just gotten up to do my morning routine which is shower then turning on the radio to jam while I make breakfast. Except when I turned on the radio that day, there was no jams playing so I changed the radio station multiple times and I kept getting this odd CNN feed. I sat there and listened to it for a few minutes pondering what was happening and whether it was just a storyteller day on the radio. I was young and foolish. When I realized that something was actually happening, I turned on the TV to confirm my fears. I saw devastation and sadness and simply could not believe my eyes.

I sat there and watched as more attack reports came in with more devastation and sadness. I watched until I couldn't watch any longer as my emotions got the best of me. It had hit me hard and I wanted answers and wanted revenge to those who did us wrong.

I am glad we got the answers and those who did us wrong got what they deserved.

 
In the 2011 Topps American Pie base set they included a base card on September 11th that I grabbed. Not as a memory of that day as it still plays in my mind, but as a memory to those who were lost and those who lost their loved ones and it stays a reminder that we never know what each day will bring, make the best of every day.

I would like to ask anyone currently reading this right now to take a minute out to say a small prayer for those lost that day. If you are not the praying type, just give them a moment of silence. And now I simply want to request you to hug a loved one and tell them you love them.

Thank you.

4 comments:

  1. A lot of the teachers talked 9/11 with their students yesterday... including myself. My memory isn't what it used to be, but this is one of those events that I remember like it was yesterday. Thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families impacted by the events that took place on September 11th, 2001.

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  2. It's an automatic tear up whenever that footage airs. And they need to keep airing it. Amen indeed.

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  3. People should tell their loved ones that they love them everyday, not just on 9/11.

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