Amen to the above. So well stated.Now a days I work law enforcement, and I'm now a Sergeant, making me one of those who teach the next generation of Officers. We had brief discussions last night about that day and how we have to live to honor those who gave their lives that day. Most of my young kids I work were too young to remember it, and its important to carry that responsibility forward.
That day reminded us about how good we are when we come together to solve problems. It gives us perspective.
It gives us purpose.
So very true.Another year passes, and I'm proud to bring this thread forward. It shows the confusion we had that day, and how we were trying to piece the information together as it slowly came in. There were a lot of rumors that day that never came to be, and this was in the days before mass amounts of social media. Sites like this were where people came together to share the experience.
Be safe my friends....please never forget. I know when I think of that fateful day, I remember this site as a large part of it.
Totally agree. This thread is a monument to an horrific day that changed the world.Thank you, Steve, for keeping this for us. At the time the towers fell, for those who knew me that day, I was talking about applying for PhD programs in American Studies. I had quit teaching and was looking for something else to do with my life.
Those who know me know that the events of 9/11 pushed me to go back into the classroom--I was so worried about who was taking care of my students. All these years later, I'm still teaching. I've done a lot since then, but two years ago, I applied for a PhD program in American Studies and was accepted. I'm in my second year of the program, studying what I love. I specialize in social justice and young adult literature. If you haven't read Gae Polisner's THE MEMORY OF THINGS, it perfectly captures what if felt like in those first few days and the strong bonds formed in the aftermath.
So not only do I think of all of you and those we have lost (I miss the Big Dog) on September 11, but I think about how this day shifted my goals and how now, I am doing what I had intended to do before those planes hit the towers.
Thank you to everyone who has kept this thread alive. I have too much work to do tonight to be able to read through those posts, but I will read it again this weekend, and I will remember all of those we lost, and all of us who came together to virtually hold each other's hands as I listened to those fighter jets over my house. Much love to all.