Twelve years ago I was in my senior year of high school. I went to sleep the night before thinking about baseball and how I could skip first period the next morning.
I was walking through the commons and remember seeing people gathering around the little tv by the cafeteria.
I don’t remember much else but seeing the image of planes hitting the WTC over and over and over…to the point that it is permanently engraved in my brain.
I can’t even think about it without my chest feeling heavy, my throat closing up and my eyes starting to well up with tears.
My dad saw it happen from the roof of the building he worked at in midtown.
I was terrified that something was going to happen to him and he wouldn’t be able to get home.
He walked, along with hundreds of other people, over bridges and through the streets to get to Long Island.
A sad day for the world and a day to remember forever.
And what happened after that?
Did we get justice for those who attacked and killed almost three thousand people?
We went to war with Iraq & Afghanistan.
To protect oil. And drugs.
And kill even more men and women that volunteered their lives for what they most likely believed was a righteous cause.
3 Responses to “Remember.”
It’s scary.. I remember just where I was too and I remember my mother’s face and the fear in her eyes as she tried to explain it to me, without taking her eyes off the television.
A very scary time for our country. I did my little post about what I remember this morning and it is sad thinking back…
You are so right! I guess you and I are the same age because I was a senior that year too. It was a massive tragedy and it was a pretext for a new war in the middle east and now they want to justify another war in Syria. Many more innocent men, women, and (very sadly) children have been carelessly slain along with our own service men and women than the poor souls who lost their lives on 9/11. It’s more dead on top of more dead and if people don’t wise up, it’s only going to get much worse. How on earth can these measures be justified? I’m glad to hear that your dad made it out safely! I imagine that the memory is still very fresh in his mind. It’s very good to know that there are other free thinkers in this world!
I was wondering.. Did your dad inhale much of that dust? I don’t know anyone personally from New York but I have heard that the dust from the buildings has caused many health issues and sometimes death in people. Is this true?