To say that 9/11/01 is a date that simply “stands out” doesn’t fully demonstrate how it changed Us. Things that seem so mundane can be slightly jarring. Watch a sitcom, set in NYC prior to 9/11 and you’ll see long shots of Manhattan with the Twin Towers obvious in the scene. I’m currently reading a book, a memoir written in ’99. In it the author is flying from New Hampshire to Maine. He successfully argues his way onto the plane, though he left all forms of photo ID at home.
Things are different now.
We need to remember why.
DISCLAIMER – Kardashian
PRAYER – Kardashian
SSH x 9 IC
TTT x 11 IC
Mosey to the stairs at Freedom Hall and climb up and down 55 times.
This equals 110 flights; the number of stories in the World Trade Center.
Mosey back to the track and a cool down lap.
CIRCLE OF TRUST
PRAYER – Kardashian
I don’t know a person who can’t recall even minor details of 9/11/2001. My first memory of that day almost seems like foreshadowing, and we all have fleeting thoughts like the following every day. It’s just that this one stuck. I was in my classroom, changing the calendar date on the board like every teacher does every day. In my mind I thought, “9/11…funny, it sounds like an emergency number but nothing major ever happens on a Tuesday.”
Of course, about 2 hours later, that changed.
On this day, we remember the many who gave their lives simply because we are Americans. We are an imperfect nation and we fight and bicker among ourselves. My brother and I fought with each other as kids, but if an outsider came against one of us, we bonded and fought together and were stronger than we would be apart. Americans are like that and I don’t think the 9/11 terrorists understood that when we truly bond as a country, watch out.
We are in a divisive time right now. I think it would be a good to remember our thoughts following 9/11. On 9/12, we weren’t republicans or democrats or conservatives or liberals, we were Americans.
We are Americans.
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