Sunday, September 11, 2011
Where were you on 9/11/01?
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.