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.


  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.

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

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