artmom wrote:Spending the day remembering. . .
Its odd thinking back to 9/11 I was old enough to still be able to clearly remember the day, and know that it was an incredibly important day, and quite a scary day, but I was still young enough that I am pretty sure that some of the incredible gravity of the situation was lost on me. It would be interesting to hear other peoples accounts of the day.
My first remembrance of when I first turned on the TV was I literally could not speak, I tried to, but nothing came out. There are some things about it to this day I find hard to speak about. I did not want to see the things I saw, but I could not stop watching as one horror after another unfolded, live on TV. But these are things I know I should never forget.
Like so many Americans, I wanted to do something and felt a sense of helplessness.
There were so many heros that day. As days unfolded afterwards, the heroic acts of the "let's roll" citizen
passengers including Todd Beamer on United Airlines Flight 93 became more and more public. In the USA we had always been taught passivity if ever placed in such a situation, their actions were a metaphor for the new "vigilant" mentality that swept the nation.
I always think ... for 10 years, would I be like these vigilant passengers? I can only hope so.
So many articles on this subject, reading today I still have such strong emotional reactions.
So today I remember by reading again about the events so I will not forget the herioc actions of so many nor the senseless loss of innocent lives.
*lifts teacup* to all the men, women, and children who lost their lives on this day 10 years ago.