20 Years Later…..

8:46, September 11, 2001.

Life changed forever. (though we didn’t know it at first)

It was a peaceful, sunny Tuesday morning until….well, until it wasn’t.

After the North Tower was hit, an accident was believed by many.

Then….

Then at 9:03, another plane….this time hitting the South Tower.

This…

This was no accident.

On this day 20 years ago

Our nation was attacked

Our freedom was threatened

No time to react

Cries of “help me” heard all around the world…silent tears flow all the way down

They thought they’d attack us

They thought they’d get away

Well guess what you terrorists

Our freedom is still here to stay

It’s been 20 years since that horrific day….but sometimes it feels just like yesterday.

Why God would allow this to happen, it’s something we’ll never understand

But God has a plan and He holds the world in His hands.

Where Were You?

Me? I was 18, a recent high school graduate taking classes at my local community college. I didn’t have my first class until 11 that Tuesday morning so I was trying to sleep in…..then the phone rang. It was just about 9:00, it was my mom calling from work and telling me to turn the TV on immediately. At first I was annoyed with her for waking me up but I did what she said and when that TV came on I watched in horror as the second plane slammed into the South Tower.

It was 9:03. It was Flight 175

I was horrified, I was stunned. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Who?….What?….How?…Why?? Why was this happening? Who hated us this much??

I slowly got ready for class.

The professor stood up and attempted to speak. He dismissed us, saying “There’s no way I can teach when our nation is under attack. Class dismissed.”

This country we lived in, the land of the free and home of the brave was under attack.

It’s been 20 years but I will never forget….

Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning?

6 thoughts on “20 Years Later…..

  1. Kenneth September 11, 2021 / 10:33 am

    Hi Leigh! First of all thanks for a great blog and the so fitting video by Alan Jackson. Personally living in the UK and being 20yrs ago because of memory issues with epilepsy I can’t remember what I was doing except to say I was possibly at home with my wife & young daughter.

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    • Leigh September 11, 2021 / 10:41 am

      Sometimes I can’t believe it really happened! Just seems like a horrible, horrible nightmare. One that I can never wake up from.

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      • Kenneth September 11, 2021 / 11:07 am

        I have experienced terrorist attacks before. As I said I live in the UK Lockerbie to be precise. I don’t know if you are old enough to remember Pan am flight 103 attack on Lockerbie

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      • Leigh September 11, 2021 / 11:14 am

        I just looked it up. I was 5 when that happened. Obviously too young to remember it but it still breaks my heart. Why is there so much cruelty in this world? I mean, I realize it’s because we live in a fallen world but still…..Lord Jesus please come soon!

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      • Kenneth September 11, 2021 / 12:26 pm

        The bomb on plane was timed so that it would go off over Irish sea but the terrorists didn’t bank on the flight being delayed for take off did they!

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