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