Saturday, September 11, 2010


Do you remember where you were nine years ago today? I remember we were in our living room. We had slept late and were just getting ready to start our day. A girlfriend called me not long after the first plane hit the North Tower. I'll never forget what she said, 'Turn on the TV. Our Nation's under attack!" It wasn't until later in the day that I found out my sister was on a flight that had left from Boston. It took several hours before her husband was able to determine that she wasn't on one of the planes, but two of his employees were. My niece and her husband were just entering the lobby of World Trade Center 7 when the first plane hit. They took off on foot and ran many city blocks home.

Today T&T stops to honor all the individuals who lost their lives nine years ago at the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon and in a desolate field in Pennsylvania. This Wikipedia entry on the September 11th attacks reminds us that "The overwhelming majority of casualties were civilians, including nationals of over 70 countries."

The Pentagon Memorial was completed and open to the public on September 11, 2008. It is a landscaped park with 184 benches facing the Pentagon.

You can see plans for the World Trade Center Memorial at this CNN video.

The Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania broke ground on November 8th, 2009.

Hang a flag to honor those who lost their lives today. Always remember, never forget.


Karen C. said...

It was very much an attack not just on America and Americans, but the whole (civilized) world. The restaurant alone was like a mini UN. I picked up my son from daycare (I was supposed to go to a job interview) as soon as the 2nd strike occurred, and was glued to Fox most of the day as their local (NYC) coverage was better in terms of visuals and witness interviews. I still have the recording of the CBS coverage (replayed)of that morning, and always watch it each year. I'm glad to see the memorials finally being worked on.