Sunday, September 11, 2011

Where were you on 9/11/01?

Today is the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our country. It is one of those days in history when you remember exactly where you were and what you were doing.
On September 11, 2001, I was up early to do my daily power walk before going to work. I had my AM/FM radio headphones on as I headed out for the hour workout. I was listening to a local radio station (Cities 97) that played upbeat music and ensured a fast pace.
About a block into my walk, the radio D.J's were relaying information they were getting about the twin towers in New York. They were in a state of confusion as were most of us, listening or watching. Updates continued to pour in and people tried to figure out if the first plane crash was an accident or something worse.
Tears streamed down my face when it was confirmed that America was under attack. I ran the rest of the way home so I could be with family as events of the day unfolded.
September 11, 2001 is a day that Americans will never forget.  We lost our naive innocence but became more alert in matters of national security.
My heart will never forget those heroes who lost their lives because of pure evil. I am proud to be an American as I watch the accounts of how strangers pulled together that day, helping one another.
The terrorists may have attacked us that September day but they can never take away our bond as proud Americans.
God Bless the U.S.A.


  1. I was 8 years old that time... so I don't know where I was. Most probably at school. But that would be a horrifying experience for you and for all the Americans, as I can understand from your hub. All the best!! I hope terrorism will come to an end soon.

  2. Hi Sneha and thanks so much for visiting my blog. I wish with all my heart that war and terrorism would be a thing of the past. Let's all just get along already.