Today is Tuesday, Sept. 11.
I'm not saying that it’s any different than Wednesday, Sept. 11, but in 2001, the attack happened on a Tuesday. Kind of strange how things come full circle and you realize how much has really changed.
I consider myself a patriotic person. I love the country I live in and even though I rarely agree with any politician in Washington, I am grateful for the work that has been accomplished in years past to give me the opportunities and freedoms I live with today. Many good people have lost their lives battling the bad people that are jealous/envious/angry at what we have. I appreciate that and I hope you do as well.
Today, in honor of that, I present to you a sobering view of what Tuesday September 11, 2001 was like for me.The Ten Things I Remember from Sept. 11, 2001: 10.
Waking up to a knock on my bedroom door, with Jud on the other end saying, “Dude, you need to get up. The country’s under attack.”9.
Seeing the look on my roommate’s faces as we watched the towers go down.8.
Worrying about my Mom, who was locked down at Warner Robins AFB and had no way to communicate with me.7.
Feeling more helpless than I ever have felt.6.
Feeling more angry than I ever have felt.5.
Watching news anchors be afraid of the bad news they were giving.4.
Seeing George W. Bush, our leader and President, cry while giving a speech.3.
Realizing that “secret underground bunkers” really do exist and that our leadership felt like we needed to put our President in one.2.
Knowing that if I was in one of those towers, I could’ve
easily been one of those people that jumped out of fear.1.
Hearing my Dad tell me over the phone, “If things get any worse, pack enough clothes to survive a week and meet us at the spring lake. We can cook there, wash ourselves, and survive on the land until things calm down. I love you and everything’s going to be ok
Please take the time today to remember how lucky we have it. I rant and complain about a lot of things and I know I take a lot of things for granted on a daily basis, but I hope to never confuse minor inconveniences for actual problems. The truth is we all have it really good and I love our spirit of always trying to make it better.
One thing I meant to ask last week and forgot was that I strongly encourage you to put your list in the comments section. Not only this Tuesday, but every Tuesday. However, instead of just encouraging, I'm actually going to ask you to do that this week. Sept. 11, 2001 was so important that every American remembers what they were doing and how they felt when they heard the news. I think it's critical to never forget that and to remind each other about it.
Looking forward to what you have to say.
Until next time kids.
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