Monday, September 11, 2006

"Remembering" 5 years later

American Flag near the Statue of Liberty

Remembering 9/11 five years later.

World Trade Center

I can't believe it has been five years since I sat glued to my tv, with a numb feeling, after the terror attacks on our country. I remember it like it was yesterday. I sat in disbelief as I watched the news as both planes hit the Twin Towers, the plane hit the Pentagon, and Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania. Greg was post call and slept though the entire day and had no idea of what had happened. I finally couldn't stand it anymore and woke him up to tell him about it around 5 pm. He commented on how he was probably the last person in the United States to find out about it.

Ground Zero

Greg and I went to New York City last October for our 10 year anniversary. We were able to go to Ground Zero and take pictures and see where the Twin Towers had stood before. They had a time line, hanging on the fence, of the events of September 11, 2001. It was surreal to stand there where so many lives were lost and so many more lives were drastically effected, by the events of what would have been just another sunny day in New York City, but instaed turned into the worst day in U.S history.

Greg & I at The Statue of Liberty with the New York City skyline behind us.

3 comments:

Jenny said...

I think that is so cool you guys were able to go. I am still waiting for my trip to NYC!!

Such a crazy time and to think it has already been 5 years!

Janet said...

My Mom took me to NYC last April for my college graduation and I was disappointed with the WTC. I guess I was expecting more. I know they had to clean up a lot but I thought they would have a small memorial at least. I can't believe it has been 5 years-I remember like it was yesterday. As I told my sister-I still remember I was living with my grandparents at the time and she called to tell us to turn on the TV. Crazy!!! It all was so sad. I wanted to cry watching all of the people desperately try to find their family members.

Jill said...

That's cool that you and Greg got to go to Ground Zero and see it for yourselves.