This morning I watched the 9/11 memorial ceremony on tv. So many lives were altered that day. I was getting up that morning to get ready for work, since I did not have any classes that day. I walked into the living room just as the second plane hit on live tv. I remember the sinking feeling I had in my stomach, questioning if this was real. I went to work still in shock, needless to say the Hallmark store was deserted that day. We listened to the radio intently for information. The army surplus next door was very busy with reserve officers in uniform going into and out pick up supplies. The gas station on the corner was beyond packed. People lined up all up and down the roads waiting to get in and fill up with gas. One person tried to fill up containers that were not made to hold gas, causing a leak and having to have the fire station crew come down and clean it up.
I remember worrying about my friend in the Marines who I knew was going to be in the area of the twin towers that day for a meeting. Thinking of my friends and family in the military. We ended up closing the store early. That was a very scary time. Having history, terrible history, forced on you and your country by others. It was heartbreaking today watching the family members of the fallen read off the names of those who lost their lives that day. I don’t think anyone will ever forget that day, I know I won’t.
To all those who lost a loved ones in the attack, I am so sorry for your loss. To all those who serve in our military to protect us, Thank you!