9-11 Never Forget

Sunday, September 11, 2011

On September 11, 2001 I was at work preparing for a deposition when I walked into the kitchen to get a cup of tea. A few co-workers were watching the TV and told me a plane had flown into one of the World Trade Center towers. We stood there watching the coverage and wondering how on earth a plane could hit the tower and what a tragic accident.

Then in disbelief we watched the second plane hit the other tower. I said, "That's no accident. That's an attack."

The horror continued to unfold but I had to go to my deposition on another floor. During the course of the deposition, an alert sounded and we had to vacate the building. Panic, fear and shock pervaded every aspect of our lives that day. I know I never want to feel so helpless, so out of control ever again.

Later I learned a few of the terrorists had stayed briefly at a motel only a few miles away from where I live, and it gave me the absolute creeps that those monsters could have been standing next to me in a grocery store and I never would have known it.

I hope that nothing mars the remembrances today. My heart goes out to all who lost loved ones that day. My prayers go to those in service who protect us. And no, we'll never forget. Carol