Remembering 911Where were you when this tragedy happened?
This is one of those moments that everyone will remember for the rest of their lives. The way they felt, where they heard the news, how they heard the news and who was with them.
As I was brushing my teeth my mom told me that there was a second plane that hit the other tower. She said that they are thinking it was a terrorist attack. I felt awful for the people whose lives were altered by this event, but honestly I didn't understand how bad it was. I grabbed a banana and jumped in my car and started off to school.
As the day went on I started to understand a little more what this all meant, but still my life went on and I easily put this event out of my mind.
It wasn't until my husband and daughter and I vacationed in NYC in 2010 that I truly realized how tragic this event was. I had seen those twin towers in person and even got the chance to tour inside the towers. We had lunch on the top floor when I had visited NYC last. But this time going to NYC and visiting ground zero brought tears to my eyes. You can see the empty lot that the towers occupied and all the small memorial spots people have set up around the area.
We decided to tour the museum honoring all the lives that were lost that day and that's where it hit me. For the first time I really felt the anger that terrorism brings. No one has the right to rob the smiles from these peoples faces here on the photo wall. No one has the right to rip a child's mother or father from their lives. No one has the right to destroy lives.
My visit to ground zero made my heart sink in to my stomach and made me nauseous. It made me angry and sick.
After my trip back to NYC and visiting ground zero I now, no longer feel like this tragedy does not concern me. It breaks my heart!
Where were you when you heard about these events? Did you have a delayed reaction like I did or did you fully understand right away?
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