Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I remember 9/11

What a terrible day it was September 11th, 2001. I was getting ready for school, watching Good Morning America as I always did and to my amazement I saw the World Trade Center on fire from a plane. After sitting there watching it for a few minutes I saw a shadow and another plane hit the other building. I felt the tears flood my eyes. How could we be getting attacked now? It is very scary when you have no control and don't know where the next target may be. I was worried because we only lived about half an hour from Eglin Air Force Base, one of the biggest bases, I believe. So as the rest of America did, I watch the TV and listened to the radio all day in horror. The pictures of all the attacks terrified me, I felt so many emotions. I had to work that afternoon and we turned on the radio to listen to what was going on. We were under attack and didn't know where the next target was. It was so scary, overwhelming, and unforgettable. I worked at movie gallery at the time so when people came in to rent movies, to get away from the sadness on the TV, they would talk about it and cry. It was heartbreaking. I don't think America will ever be the same after that day. Sure some people may have forgotten, but for the most part I believe people remember. How could you forget, when we are still dealing with the problems from that day? So many people lost their lives and many still are. I believe most everyone knows someone in our armed forces, they are the people who are defending us. They are the ones that put their life on the line to help keep us safe and free from harm. It makes me mad when people get down on the military and do horrible things at their funerals. How dare they treat them and their families that way. Being in the military is so selfless. They are literally putting their country before themselves. They are saying, "I will defend my country until I no longer can." To me they are all heroes. May I add that I include policemen and women and firefighters in that too. They too are out there everyday saving lives, putting others before themselves. They are our heroes. No one can tell me different. And if you feel offended because you are one of those people who are aren't behind our military then you need to go read somewhere else because you aren't welcome at my blog. Go watch World Trade Center or listen to God bless the USA and tell me that you don't feel somewhat emotional. Go ahead do it, I dare you!!


Sandi McBride said...

It's odd how all the old war songs are still relevent, like Over There, and Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer...Roger Miller had one called Mama Bake a Pie, Daddy kill a Chicken about a VietNam Vet who had lost his legs in a bombing coming home. Listening to it, Vietnam is never mentioned, it could easily be Iraq. Or Afganistan, or Yugoslavia. Will war always be with us? I'm afraid so! The memories of them will be, too...all we can do is maintain...Love
Aunt Sandi

Kari said...

I've got so much catching up to do on your blog!
I love this post. This anniversary of 9/11 really weighed on me this year for some reason. It was a sad day then and it's still sad 6 years later.