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.