Remembering September 11th in 2015

Today is the 14th anniversary of the attack on United States by 19 extremist Islamic terrorists. New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania were all targeted, but we were all effected and continue to be so to this day.

I remember that morning very clearly. I was homeschooling my children when their father called and told me to turn on the television. We watched the events unfold for hours. I had such a sick feeling in my stomach as each new tragedy happened.

The twin towers hit by planes and then collapsing, the Pentagon, the hijacked plane that crashed. The emergency workers trying to save people. Almost 60,000 people worked in the towers and we had no idea how many had died. I thought of the people on the planes and the family members who were waiting to hear if their loved ones were involved.

Information came in slowly – it took days and weeks before we understood the magnitude of what occurred. Almost 3000 lives were lost that day – a miracle that the number wasn’t much higher.

Today, we remember the victims and their families, and the brave men and women who sacrificed their own safety and lives to save others. Bells toll in New York for each one lost. The president and his wife stood for a moment of silence. Prayers go up on behalf of our country. May God bless us all.

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