Project - Never Forget
by Kim Gehring
posted 02/05/13 at 09:50 PM
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September 11, 2001, is one of those days that is burned into my memory. I still vividly remember that perfectly clear, beautiful morning, pulling into the parking lot at work, and getting the phone call from John that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. The rest of the morning was spent with my co-workers while we sat glued to the TV as the horror unfolded.
In the days that followed 9-11, Americans came together united by this tragedy. I don't think I have ever seen such solidarity in this country. Patriotism was widespread; American flags flew everywhere, even from highway overpasses; and people were truly kind to one another. Stories unfolded on the news about the lives of those who had died. Stories of acts of selflessness and bravery. Heroes emerged. America grieved.
As the anniversary of 9-11 comes each year, it’s a time for me to reflect. A time to remember the events of that deceptively beautiful September morning, to remember all the innocent people who died, and to remember the heroes who put the lives of others before their own. I like to reflect on how this country pulled together during such a time of tragedy. It feels good to remind myself that I’ve experienced first-hand what it really means to be an American.
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