Where were you when the world stopped turning?

You know those days that you can remember the most intricate details of? The days where you'll never forget what you were wearing, who you were with, and even specific words that were said? The days whose occurences appear so vividly in your memory it's as if they just happened yesterday? I think it's safe to say that September 11, 2001 was one of those days for most of us.

It's funny how when you wake up on one of those days, you never expect it to be one you'll never forget.  You expect it to be like any other. And then something happens, sometimes good, sometimes bad, and suddenly, it's unforgettable. It's etched in your mind, carved even, so deeply that you will never and can never forget it.

So where were you? Who were you with? What were you doing? What were you wearing? I will ashamedly admit that I was wearing overalls and a white v-neck. God only knows why I couldn't have worn something a tad more fashionable that day, but it was 2001 after all. But I'm interested to know, what details do you remember from 9/11?


These are pictures of the World Trade Center Memorial in NYC. This is a must-see for any American visiting Manhattan.


Obviously, we prefer that these vividly remembered days occur because of a positive experience, but unfortunately, that isn't always the case.  As positive of an outlook as I usually have on life, I have an understanding that negative experiences are a fact of life. They will happen.  What I can say is that I'm thankful to live in a country where when in crisis, we are able to set aside our differences and band together to support each other. It's something so simple and so easy to take for granted, but it's important to remember. So today, take a moment to remember those who were lost on this day 11 years ago, and remember how lucky we are as Americans to live where we do.



14 comments:

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

We lived in Columbia, Maryland which is 30 minutes north of DC. Completely frightened out of our wits that day, not knowing what would come next that day and if we should stay or flee the area. It was all more than we in the area could wrap our heads around. Cannot imagine what those in DC and NYC were feeling and our hearts still go out to all who were affected in any large or small way by that day.

Andrea Cerqua said...

I was a freshman at the time, in Mr. Packard's class. We watched the news every morning (it was a social studies class)and I will never forget the look on his face when we saw the plane hit, his wife worked in the first tower. It was pure terror, the color drained from his face almost immediately and he ran out of the classroom to call her. Luck would have it that she had run out for coffee just before and was safe down the street. That day is most certainly one that will remain carved in stone in my heart & mind.

s said...

what a wonderful post, out of all the fashion and food posts i have seen this morning, this is the first remember 9-11 that I have seen. thank you! xO!
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Always Maylee said...

I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing. It was 2 weeks into my freshman year, I was in class and the news was always on in the mornings. I sat there with my coffee and watched it happen. I thought it was a joke at first. And then suddenly everyone was watching. Next minute, everyone was frantic. I'll never forget that day.

xo, Yi-chia

Landi {Freckled Confessions} said...

I was in 5th grade... and we were called to a whole school assembly. I remember our principle having a hard time being able to communicate with us that morning and I still did not understand. My mom came to pick me up from school and I remember going home and sitting in front of this tinyyyy TV screen that was in our play room and thinking how horrible it was - although I didn't FULLY understand. Every year since I think back on that day and remember exactly where I was... such a horrible time for our country but we are so much stronger because of it.

Rachel said...

I was in math class in 7th grade and I really didn't know anything about New York City so it was all a shock to me. I couldn't believe something like this could happen.

ashley nicole catherine said...

i can't remember what i was wearing, but i was in class my senior year of HS. still gives me chills to think about it.

Carolyn said...

I just wrote about the same thing. I will never forget where I was or what I was doing; it was my first day of high school and it truly changed me forever.

Amanda said...

It's so crazy how every little detail sticks with you. I don't remember my outfit but mostly everything else, the people, the place, everything.

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

I still can't believe it has been 11 years since that day. I remember waking up that morning, my sophomore year in college, and watching the news and walking around campus completely numb. My husband (boyfriend at the time) was in the military and at that moment we knew our lives were going to change with an upcoming deployment but we had no idea when that would happen.

Jamie said...

I posted the story of where I was on my blog today.

http://thebluehourfashion.blogspot.com/2012/09/life-day-of-remembrance.html

smk053078 said...

Like all of us, I will never forget where I was...pulling into work and heard it on the radio...94.7 FM to be exact. I remember not leaving the TV for a week. We will never forget. God bless America!!
xo,
Shanna

Lindsey A. Turner said...

Hi Morgan! Found your blog through the weekend update and I'm loving it! Your photos are gorgeous!

Lindsey
http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

Amanda Raborn said...

Love this, Morgan! And you're so right- we are the luckiest people on this earth. Hope you have a great week!

Amanda
It's an Easy Life

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