It put the country in a state of shock... almost an eerie silence, like the calm before a storm unfolded across the nation as the citizens of the United States watch the first of the two World Trade Towers burn, and then the second one was hit (caught on tape) while the world watched.
The tragic event that would go down in the history books as 9/11 has forever impacted the United States. According to Wikapedia statistics, 3,017 people died in the events of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, 19 of those individuals were hijackers. In addition, more than 6,291 people were injured in the attacks and/or aftermath of the attacks. We will remember!
Where were you eight years ago? September 11, 2001.
What were you doing? Who were you with?
What do you remember about that day eight years ago?
On that day, eight years ago, I was in my college freshman dorm room at Mississippi State University. My roommate, Ashley and I had just woken up and the radio clock began reporting the atrocity that had just occurred. We almost thought it was a prank, it couldn't be real, could it? We then signed onto our computers, we were quickly presented with the reality - this was really happening! Our high school friend, Jason was attending NYU at the time and had sent many of his friends a first hand report of what was happening in the city he now lived. The US was being attacked... the next hours that unfolded were something that will never leave my mind. Many emails traded, many TV reports watched, many newspaper articles read on the web... I have kept much of that in a binder. A piece of history, something I experienced first hand. I will remember.
Remember today and share your "where were you" experience on the comments section.
My hubby posted a status today on our Facebook that I believe is worthy of sharing: Today is the National Day of Service and Remembrance. Do something nice for someone today in remembrance of those that lost their lives on 9/11.