There are no freebies or giveaways today.
Today is simply a day for remembering September 11th and those who are no longer with us.
Where were you eleven years ago today?
I was in 8th grade. I don't remember much about the day, but I remember being confused, sad, and unsure about how to react. My teachers were nonchalant and continued with the day like normal. I heard rumors about the terrorists coming to our air base in town and became scared.
I was one of the lucky few that was picked up from school early that day. My mother thought I would be scared, so she decided to pick me up and bring me home, and I was able to go home and watch the news with my father who was sick with cancer. I remember sitting on that couch with him, eating lunch, and just watching the news all afternoon. It was such a terrible day, but yet, for me it was one of the most important days of my life. That is one of the last few memories I have of sitting with my father before he passed away on October 1.
So remember this day. Don’t forget about those who died, and thank those who continue to protect your freedom every day.