It’s hard to believe it’s been 13 years since the attacks at the World Trade Center. So hard.
We visited New York City two years ago and visited the 9/11 memorial. If you’re ever in NYC, I highly encourage you to visit the memorial. I don’t know if you still have to get tickets (they’re free), but we did back then. I wish we’d had even longer to spend there.
I still remember vividly where I was and what I was doing when I first learned of the attacks.
I was working on the online department of the newspaper that day. My job was to pull the photos from AP to post to our website (this was before the days of automation.) The images are still seared in my brain – there are images of faces of victims that I will never, ever forget.
I remember in the days and weeks following that everyone came together. People were more compassionate and politically speaking, people just agreed to disagree and get along with one another. I miss the agreeable days. The compassionate days. I hope we can get back to those days without another attack.
Today I remember those who lost their lives in the attacks, those who have lost their lives in war since 9/11/01 and those who continue to fight for freedom.