Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Remembering 9/11/01

Being in the U.S., each year when the date rolls around, so many of us are reminded about the horrible event that took place that we now all know and recognize as simply 9/11.  

There is an 11th Anniversary Webcast set for 8:30 am EST at the 9/11 Memorial.  Find out more about it by visiting www.911memorial.org.  The website has more great information about the memorial and museum, teaching & learning about the events of that day, and ways to contribute.  

I also found some great blog posts from last year, the tenth anniversary...Just click on the photos to visit the blogs and check out the graphics and posts.  =)

And my post from last year was all about Etsy Friends Remembering 9/11...Just click the image below to visit my blog post from last year.

And here's something I found on Etsy, in honor of today: 

I still remember waking up here on the West Coast to see all the images on the news and hearing about what was happening, but not believing it entirely.  I remember going to school and hearing everyone talking about it...Teachers and students worried about family and/or friends that lived in New York or worked at the Trade Center.  You hear the stories of people that were there, see it happening (even if it was just on TV), and you realize...It IS real.  All the people, the families, all the heroes, all those that were lost...It was ALL real.  And it continues to be real.  We remember every year, because we can't forget.  We can't forget those that were lost.  We can't forget those heroes.  We can't forget the terrible tragedy.  And we shouldn't forget.  We should always remember 9/11.  

What do you remember from that day?

Please don't forget about our End of Summer GIVEAWAY, ending on Friday. =)


Christie Cottage said...

I remember watching is disbelief.

My husband died 01/11/01 We lost 4 friends/relatives 08/01 in a car crash and I felt somehow removed from 9/11.

I have watched the documentary that the two guys did on the Fire Station and just happened to be there on 9/11. The tragedy seems so personal as I watched.

We will always remember 9/11. I also remember the OKC bombing. Being in Oklahoma, we knew bombings were real.

I have no visited the 9/11 Memorial, but I have the OKC bombing Memorial and standing there by the empty chairs, tears roll from deep within.

My prayers for the families of all who were lost.


Heather Everson said...

Thanks for sharing this. I was just a teen when it happened. I was in my 10th grade algebra class and we spent the rest of the day in classes glued to the tv wondering how the hell something like that could happen here in our own country. Hopefully never again, we will never forget!

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

I was a sophomore in high school and was actually driving the Driver's Ed car when I heard. We just happened to have the radio on (something we weren't really supposed to do). We just couldn't believe it. There weren't enough TVs for every classroom to have one, so I remember going to the library when we got back to school and watching in there. The whole thing was so surreal, and it was even worse because none of the adults knew what to do either.

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Sandy said...

You did a lovely tribute to 9/11. It feels like yesterday that I sat listening to Kate and Matt discussing the first plane hitting and watched in disbelief as the second one hit. The rest of the day was mind-numbing with my active-duty husband and son being in lock-down on the base. My heart and prayers go out to all who have suffered the lost of a love one on 9/11.

Additionsstyle said...

What a beautiful blog post to show tribute to 9/11. It was a really tough day for me and my family. After living in New York of 6 years and meeting my husband there it is still a very important part of my life. My husbands family still lives there, and luckily no one was downtown that day, but it was hours before we heard from anyone. It was a long sad day we will never forget.

Sheryl Hastings said...

Certainly is day we will never forget. I hope we never have to live through anything like that again.