Thursday, September 10, 2009

Do You Remember Eight Years Ago

I recall driving to work, eight years, it does not seem that long ago. Beautiful sunny South Florida day, heading to my job as department manager in Miami from my Ft. Lauderdale home listening to the radio when they announced that a plane had hit one of the towers, seemed accidental; shocking, but during my hour drive, by the time I arrived to my destination, the shocking had turned into the horrific. A second plane had slammed into the other tower and we were under attack and that nation would never be the same again.

In the days that followed we all cried and mourned together, became angry together and bonded together with songs such as “I’m proud to be an American,” being more considerate of our fellow Americans, purchasing American flags to display on our car windows.

Where are we now as a country eight years later? Do we still have that comradery? Why does it take tragedy to bring people closer together?

My hope on this anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11/2001 is that we all try to not let the worse bring out our best; that we strive to show our loved ones how truly dear they are to us, we try to help our neighbors and treat others the way we would wish to be treated, we try to bring some happiness every day into the lives of ourselves and others, and that we strive to set good examples not by what we own, but by who we are.

I love the group U2 and found this clip of their halftime performance at the Superbowl after 9/11 and when the backdrop of the curtain falls during their performance, it stirs me every time I see it and I wanted to share this video with you. Let us not forget not only the events of 9/11 but also the feelings they inspired.

I would love your comments on where you were during 9/11 and/or how that day changed your life. Thank you for reading.


  1. 9/11 completely changed my outlook on life as well. My brother flew in to NYC that morning, and we couldn't reach him for hours. Like you, I think that most people have forgotten the weeks afterward, and the state of mind we were all in at that time, all of the good and bad. I'm still not over it. Thank you for this post.

  2. Such a good post! i think its so easy for all of us to forget, after 8 years. We go about our days, and forget to stop and think about all the men and women still fighting this battle, or remember the families who lost loved ones on that day. I know i am guilty of this too. I hope we all take a little more time, to remember, and honor them all!

  3. Thank you for posting your thoughts. I think we have forgotten that bond we all had after 9/11, forgotten what is truly important. So many people lost their lives during the event and continue to lose their lives as an aftermath of what transpired. We really should continue to honor their past and continued sacrifices for our freedoms we sometimes take for granted.


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