Thursday, September 11, 2014

We Will Never Forget - Remembering 9/11 on Patriot's Day

Today is the 13th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States. It happened on September 11, 2001, well before I was born, but my Mommy remembers it like it was yesterday. You can read all the details about that tragic attack on our great nation on hundreds of websites, in thousands of books, and see it in countless videos, but today I'd like to share with you what my Mommy says about it.



I will NEVER forget.
I remember everything about the morning of 9/11. Who I was with, what I was doing, how I found out that planes had flown directly into BOTH World Trade Center buildings, what the towers looked like as they burned, as they fell. I remember the horror, the shock, my tears, my fear, even though I was safe in my little town hundreds of miles away...but was I safe? The concept of terror did indeed strike true.
That day, those horrific events in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC changed everything for everyone in America. I remember the chill of the perfectly cloudless, blue sky. I remember the stillness of the air and how not a single aircraft could be seen or heard that day. So much to remember. So many images from the TV news, from photos, from the stories of lives lost, heroes made, families torn apart, but miracles that happened in the midst of terrible destruction. People came together like never before.
No, I will never forget. Never.
~ Jenny Lewis

God bless all the people who survived, all the souls who were lost, and all the people who lost loved ones and friends on 9/11. We will always remember you!

8 comments:

  1. I remember that day like it was yesterday. As a professional fire fighter, my heart broke that day for those brave men, women and dogs and never came out.
    And for the innocent lives of those in the buildings and in the planes .

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    1. Hi John, I know. It is forever etched into my mind and heart. I didn't know you were a firefighter. I admire what you do and I can imagine how your heart broke. Mine did too! I was glued to the TV for days on end watching everything unfold. My life was certainly forever changed and I wasn't even there. I pray for those who were lost, the countless heroic and brave acts we still will never know about, and all those who gave their lives.
      Thank you for sharing.
      Jenny & Pixel

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  2. We remember everything that day too and I think many are the same. A day the world as we knew it changed forever. We took a moment out yesterday to say a prayers for all those lost and for all those who tried to help. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Hi Molly, I know, so many people remember everything too. The world did indeed change forever. I thought I'd never feel "normal" again, and I wasn't even in any of the attack locations, but it was my country, my countrymen. If it could happen there, it truly could happen anywhere. Thank you for saying prayers for all the lost souls and fallen heroes from that tragic day.
      I hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend!
      ~ Pixel & Mommy Jenny

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  3. It is a tragic day, but Mom was not living in the US at the time, and I wasn't even born yet, and then I was born on that day in 2006, so we celebrate. We remember, but life goes on and I am proof of that. It is also Bailie's gotcha day as she joined our family last year on my birthday.

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    1. Oh my goodness Emma, it's your BIRTHDAY!! Happy Birthday to you my friend and Happy Gotcha Day to Bailie! Life does indeed go on, and it will always be a balance between not forgetting the past (so we don't repeat it) but not living in the past either.
      I hope you are continuing to enjoy your birthday week!
      Pixel

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  4. I remember it was my junior year of highschool and I was in Social Studies class and we had phones that you could call to the different classes and got a phone call that we needed to turn our televisions on to watch the news. It was heartbreaking to watch. Even more heartbreaking 13 years later. My dad was also having surgery that day so I was at school and worried about him too.

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    1. Isn't it amazing how vivid our memories are when something so profound and tragic happens like this? You will always remember that day in high school social studies class as clearly as you do today. I'll always remember too. Thank you for sharing this!
      Pixel & Jenny

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