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September 11, 2006

Do you remember

Filed under: 9/11, blood, children, death, fighting, hate, Life, limits, loss, pain, remember, sadness, TV, Uncategorized, violence, war — aprilda @ 11:02 am

Do you remember where you were that morning when the towers fell? I know I’ll never forget. I had worked at night shift at the Bryan County Youth Shelter and had just gotten home. I came in threw down my bags and made myself something to drink. I’d walked into my room and rolled my eyes at the fact that Al didn’t make the bed lol. I grabbed the remote and turned on the news. All of a sudden They are showing one of the towers being on fire. I remember thinking omg how horrible. So I sat there watching for a few moments. All of a sudden the news man is like airplane, then it just crashed into that building. I broke at that moment, I realized that something was horribly wrong. I called my husband and I was like Al something bad has just happened, one tower was burning and then a plane crashed into the second one, I think we’ve just be attacked. I didn’t move from that spot the rest of the day. I didn’t eat, I didn’t sleep, I just sat there almost in shock as I watched and listened to every detail being replayed over and over. By that evening I was angry, I never could change the channel for days I just watched, at work i’d turn it on so I could hear it as I worked.

I remember holding my kids and telling them that we’d be safe, that this is America and that we are a safe country. I also remember thinking yeah right look what just happened.

Our Country had to open their eyes that day. We had to realize that we aren’t the Perfect country, people can destroy us. I think it also brought the people together. I noticed people greeted you more, they were just plain nicer.

In my opinion our government has become so obsessed with money and fame that they aren’t protecting the people the way they should. Things like this will continue, we will never be “safe”. I think we honestly need to make a change in the way our country is ran. It’s like my friend Bri said, Be careful about who you elect. We need to be choosing folks more like ourselves. Also we should be deciding how much money they make because they work for the people! They need to start remembering that they are nothing more than government workers, Hell I’m a government worker and my pay sucks and I grant you I work my ass off. So what makes them so special.

Love your family and your neighbors! Take time to speak to the people you meet, help your community in whatever way you can! and most importantly remember 9/11!

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2 Comments »

  1. So many of us have horrible memories of that day. I thought I was ok, and even wrote my memories on my blog. But I found out after I posted it I’m not ok, I broke down and cried while reading my words outloud to my husband. I felt angry, It makes me ANGRY, to know that even after five years the fear is embedded deep inside…Will it be there in 10 years? in 20? Will our children feel the pain? I pray they will never have to find out. that something will be done to put a stop to it all..
    Thank you for sharing on your blog..Blessings to you and your family
    Autumn

    Comment by autumn — September 12, 2006 @ 3:35 am

  2. It’s as real today for my children as it was 5 years ago. We live in Oklahoma and yet that doesn’t change things. I’ve seen them glance up questioning low flying planes and I know that they worry. All we can do is Educate our children. Make sure they learn about our government and foreign affairs it’s important for their future!

    Comment by aprilda — September 12, 2006 @ 3:50 am


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