Thursday, September 11, 2014

I remember

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I couldn't help but spend my morning on Pinterest and Google searching 9/11... and the *chills* keep coming. I was reminded of a conversation I had with one of my clients a couple weeks ago. She told me that the younger generation, late elementary-early middle school, don't remember September 11, 2001 (how is that possible? Am I that old already?) Her nieces and nephews were visiting over 9/11 of last year, and they watched recaps of that horrific day. She said her niece stared at the screen and exclaimed in a hushed voice, "wow, this really did happen?!"
Oh, it happened! And I will never forget! But I will also never forget the way our country pulled together, united, and gave everything we could to stand stronger than ever! My heart bursts with pride each time I think of it. I am proud to be an American, I love this country and I am so thankful for those who fight for our freedom! I will never forget 9/11 and I will let the memories remind me in my weakest of moments, how strong we truly are!

10 comments:

Laura Marie Keenan said...

Beautiful post! And I still get all the chills too! All the feels!

Kelly Mock said...

What a great tribute!

P!nky said...

Wow, that's so crazy kids don't remember! I too, feel old. I cry and get chills too. Great post.

Shesabigstar said...

Yep... my son is in middle school (7th grade) and he obviously has no recollection of it since I was 7th months pregnant with him on bed rest when it happened! So crazy to think that it's still such a huge day in our country, that it's still so painful for all of us... yet these kids have no idea of the magnitude of that day.

Nicole@mamashiptips said...

I remember that day so clear......GOD BLESS THE USA

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

It never feels like it was THAT long ago. But, it really was. So sad.

Carol said...

I agree with Courtney. It always seems like it was just yesterday, can't believe it's been 13 years. I was a senior in high school and I just remember watching the news all day long. My English teachers son was a student at NYU and she finally got a call from him during my class that he was ok. She was crying and so was half the class! Such an emotional day.

Kristen said...

I'm not even American and it seems like it was just yesterday. Still as fresh a wound as it was then.

Kathleen said...

Great post! I never thought about how younger kids probably won't remember it... crazy to think about.

Raquel Huskey said...

Lovely, we shall always remember. I have no idea how some don't, I was in 6 or 7th grade when it happened and I still remember like if it was today. We need to keep our youth informed and up to date with their own history, we must never forget.

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