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.