Wednesday, September 12, 2007

9/11

The date September 11 has forever changed in the mind of the people of this nation. Even though 6 yrs have passed it seemed just like yesterday. People remember exactly where they were and what they were doing. But life has gone on even for those directly affected.

My niece worked across the street from the twin towers. She was going into her building when she heard an unusual noise. She looked up and saw the first plane hit. She ran inside to get the attention of those she worked with. She told them they had to leave and a plane flew right into the World Trade Center. When the second plane hit she knew she had to leave the city. She walked across the Brooklyn Bridge with hundreds of people. It was on the bridge when she turned around and saw a sight she will never forget. The first tower crumbled to the ground. For a good part of the day we didn’t know where she was or what had happened to her. It wasn’t until that afternoon that we knew she was safe.

Tom’s childhood friend always wanted to be a fireman. Tim had gotten hurt very badly in a fire and could have retired. Instead he fought the odds and came back to work doing the job he loved. That faithful day he was off duty, but he like many other servicemen and women went to see what they could do to help. He was in the second tower when it came down.

Thousands of people lost their lives this day six years ago. Today we remember a time when our nation was attacked. Tragedies like this either pull us together or tear us apart. This pulled our nation together. New Yorkers and people from Washington DC pulled together to heal their cities. The people on United 93 are remembered forever for their bravery. Those who sacrificed their lives trying to save others are honored for their selflessness.

Today I say a pray for all those family members left behind and relive this day in history with sorrow. May they find peace.

© Nadine Z. 2007

17 comments:

Dedee said...

Amen.

Lala's world said...

AMEN, us Canadians stand with you also!

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

This one gave me goose bumps.

palmtreefanatic said...

AMEN!

Karolee said...

I did not know anyone who personally suffered from 9-11 - Thank you for sharing your story. I do have several cousins who have gone to serve in Iraq and thankfully they are all safe.

Art said...

Amen.

pinks & Blues Girls said...

That day was such a tragic day, one that I will never forget. I wish we could all remember how important it is to honor those who lost their lives not only that day, but those who have been fighting for us in the days, weeks and years that have followed.

Jane, Pinks & Blues Girls

EM said...

It helps us to remember so that we dare not forget the intent of the enemy. It also gives me hope that when our lives seem to be coming down around us, He is faithful.

LL said...

amen and amen and amen

joy said...

The healing process is taking time. But there is no rush. Those who have lost are in a time zone all their own. I only wish people would eventually find peace and closure.

joy
Your Love Coach

Tammy said...

To read these first hand experiences is just incredible, Nadine. I remember the image of thousands of people walking across that bridge...
And your husband's friend was truly one of those heroes we have heard so much about. Wow...
Thank you for sharing this!

Tom Zawacki said...

Hi Babe:

That's a day I will never forget. Thank you for your thought provoking and moving words, they brought a lump to my throat.

I love you,
Tom

Shionge said...

I feel the pain too, in remembrance on this day...

Cherrye said...

:( Nothing to say.

Amydeanne said...

I'm Canadian, and I was living just outside of Manhattan that day... I was suppose to go in for lunch with someone, but an arguement occured and I didn't go on the train that morning with her.. all I can say is that God saved me, even when I wasn't seeking him at that point in my life.. a day I will never forget either.

Louise said...

AMEN...very touching!!
Thanks for sharing!

A Woman Who is: said...

Thanks for sharing your heart and honoring those who have suffered so much on 9/11