Remembering 9-11 Ten Years Later

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I remember that day ten years ago so very well. I remember where I was when I heard, my reaction, and my utter disbelief as I watched the television screen shortly thereafter. Who could ever forget?

Ten years later, as images cross the screen or survivors discuss the experience, the sadness is just as real as it was then. In some ways it seems deeper. The word I've found myself using lately is "haunting." Hearing about it, seeing it, feeling it is haunting--still.

Americans remain strong, determined to continue building, refusing to cower in fear. We remain vigilant with an awareness that there are enemies who seek our destruction. We've become humbled by the knowledge that there are men and women who are daily sacrificing their freedom to preserve ours and secure it for others.

Ten years later, we remember those who died, heroes who helped others survive, and families that still mourn. We will never forget, but we're Americans, so we will also never stop moving forward. Let us do so in faith.

Here's the video tribute I showed my students Friday.

God bless America, and may America bless God.


Joe DaBeast September 11, 2011 at 10:24 AM  

Very moving. Thanks Adrienne! Currently working IN the building that was damaged 10 years ago. Listening to all of the names, listening to the speeches, all with the memory of why I do what I do, without complaint, because we live in the GREATEST country in the whole world. The only place where either other countries want to be just like us or hate us because of how we live. God Bless you all! And yes Adrienne, may all bless God.

Adrienne Ross September 11, 2011 at 10:31 AM  

Thank you, Joe, for your service to this great country--yes, THE greatest country on the face of God's earth. You are part of what makes--and keeps--this country what it is.

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