What were you doing this time 12 years ago?
I was working as a Communications Officer and was eating a pork and rice lunch (funny how your remember these things) at my desk at the University of Gloucestershire. The internet was our ‘lunchtime only’ treat (that’s what the bosses thought) and the BBC News website that I was browsing mentioned some attacks in New York. I read on as the news filled up with images that were hard to see, hard to understand. I didn’t go to my creative writing course that evening – my tutor cancelled class – and we just sat in, watching the TV as the same horrendous pictures and footage and eye-witness accounts of that day filled the screen.
Facebook today is filled with memories of 9/11. I often ask my American friends what they were doing on that day.
These are some of the comments that have struck me, and which are a strong reminder of how people must have felt as events unfolded before their eyes.
This morning we wanted to take a moment to reflect and acknowledge this day…may we always be surrounded by Peace and Harmony today and always…
Prayers and blessings to the United States through all we have in front of us, behind us and presently living…let us all get along, with peace and harmony!
GOD Bless America…REMEMBER, REFLECT WITH HOPE & FAITH 9-11-2001
Little did I know 12 years ago when I received a phone call about a suspected terror attack in New York, the impact it would have on our lives. Lest we forget!
“You can be sure that the American spirit will prevail over this tragedy.”
Never forget – The tragedy or the triumph.
I know this happened in the US but I feel it affects people the world over.
12 years. Can’t believe it. #neverforget
12 years ago I was teaching kindergarten. A mom called–“Tell K her dad is alright.” Only as the day unfolded did I get it. He worked at the Pentagon, but wasn’t there that day.
12 years ago I first thought some fool crashed his Cessna into a tower. Shortly after I knew we were under attack. Remember watching the first tower fall on TV, all the rumors of places being bombed, building closed, Will wondering why all the kids had early dismissal, and NO planes in the clear blue September Tuesday sky.
It’s 9-11. In remembrance of those who lost their lives. A new tower rises as a testimony to that dark day.
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