September 11, 2011

September 11 - Ten years later


We will never forget...

By FAR the day that stands out to most of us in history is 9/11/01. Today, ten years later, we will never forget... where we were that day... what we were doing when we heard... 
Mom and Dad had just returned from a cruise to Alaska.  Dad's brother and a friend were here because they took care of us while Mom and Dad were away.  The TV was on and someone said a plane crashed into the World Trade Center.  Mom immediately called Auntie El who still lived in New Jersey to tell her. Together they all watched the second plane crash into the second tower.  For days after that, Mom says she just remembers silence and numbness. Everyone seemed to whisper, everyone was polite... it was strange. No airplanes in the sky. Constant reminders that life would never be the same again... Even though life eventually got back to normal, even though it was a new normal, America had been changed. We will never forget. 

Where were you when you heard?





Our prayers are with the families who lost loved ones in the Towers, at the Pentagon and in the field in Pennsylvania.

29 comments:

Amber DaWeenie said...

We want to forget it all, but we will always remember.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

The Woman was in bed and heard about it after the fact when the alarm went off here on the west coast. She lived close enough to an airport to notice how quiet the skies were after. A friend's mother had left PDX on a plane that morning and was stranded in Denver. She was older and didn't know what to do and a very nice young National Guard helped her find a place to stay until the planes were flying again.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

An excellent tribute my friends.

Prancer Pie said...

Great tribute.

Kwee Cats said...

Our Mumsy was driving in her car and heard about the first plane on the radio. When she got home, she tried to call some friends that worked in the World Trade Towers. The circuits were busy. While she kept trying, the second plane flew into the other one. When she finally got to hear the phone ringing, no one ever answered. They did not make it out of the Tower.

We won't forget.
(((hugs))) everybody

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

It was awful for my human... she didn't know anyone working at the World Trade Center, but she had special memories of the towers themselves and lots of close friends who lived in the city. It was so hard for her to see all this happen from so far away... it was like something else died along with all those poor people who actually did.

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Beautiful tribute.

pawhugs, Max

Kjelle Bus said...

A botiful tribute you have made !
I wasn´t born 10 years ago , but mom and dad told me they saw it on the news on TV.
At first mom didn´t think it was the news that was on , she thought it was an movie and that the news where late.
Mom will never forget the sight when the second plane crashed in to the other tower.
Thinking of all the familys that lost loved ones.

Batu said...

What a beautiful tribute. We watched the whole thing in horror live on tv. I was a good comfort thru those dark days...

KitKat and Gizmo said...

My mum was sleeping when it happened because of the time difference in Australia. She woke up to the radio and the first thing she heard was 'America Has Declared War'. She got up and turned the TV on and was in a complete state of disbelief. She felt so sorry for all those people. If America wasn't safe, no where was.

Fluffy and Heather said...

I was at school. All I could hear throughout the day were murmurs between children and teachers about how the Pentagon had been hit by a plane. I didn't hear the full story until I returned home that afternoon and watched the replay of the planes crashing into the twin towers.

Marg said...

That was a wonderful tribute. It was a horribly sad day. I was at home and someone called me and said to turn on the TV. Just a terrible, terrible day.

Sweet Purrfections said...

There are so many memories and visions of that day that I wish I could forget. Let's hope everyone can remember the "closeness" as Americans we felt immediately after that day and the patriotism that was felt by everyone around: the flags flying, patriotic music, respect for the military, and a desire for peace.

Mom Paula

Karen and Gerard said...

My husband and I live in Cleveland and were both at work. We both got out before noon because no one knew if more planes were headed for other tall buildings too. I worked on the 33rd floor at the time and we had the TV on in the conference room. No one could believe what we saw--everyone was in shock!

It was a beautiful day and after watching more of the news when we got home, we decided to go play some tennis while we still could and get away from the news for awhile. It was horrible!

We have 3 book recommendations about 9/11/01 on our blog today if interested: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2011/09/recommended-books-about-september-11.html

Daisy said...

My Mommeh was at work when she heard the news. What a terrible day! 9/11 is my Mommeh's and dad's wedding anniversary, and they had plans to to out to dinner that night. Instead, they stayed home glued to the TV.

The Whiskeratti said...

I was at work. We had a tv always tuned to the news channel, so we got the word immediately. Then the second plane hit... it was all just so awful.

Brian said...

We cats were not here yet, but Dad and Mom were, and they shall always remember. Mom was home recovering from a surgery and watched the whole thing happen on TV.

Mr. Pip said...

What a touching post. I can't believe it has been 10 years ...

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! 9/11 was a very tragic day and we will never forget it. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
http://www.sugarthegoldenretriever.com/2011/09/remembering-911-book-review-thunder-dog.html

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

our prayers are with everyone as well.

I was working in advertising at a new job I had. I was on the phone w/one of my former colleagues from Cleveland.

She told me a plane had crashed into one of the Twin Towers. We thought it was a tiny plane.

I got off the phone and a number of us ran to the HR Office where the Exec was watching TV.

We stood, transfixed to the TV. We saw the second plane hit.

We were in shock.

We were evacuated at about 10 or 10:30am because we worked on the 27th floor of a 28 floor building here in Michigan and no one knew what would happen.

I remember being at home glued to the TV in shock.

BeadedTail said...

Beautiful tribute. Us kitties weren't here yet but our sisfur Sadie and Mommy and Daddy were living in Colorado. Mommy had just got to work when it happened so her entire office was just watching a TV speechless and in disbelief. Everybody went home early that day to be with their families.

Katnip Lounge said...

I was on my way to work at a brand new job...2000 miles away from my husband. I was seriously worried that I might never see him again. It's still hard to talk about.

Cory said...

My mom was watching it on TV since she was watching the morning news when they cut over to the Today show and watched it all happen. She still remembers not comprehending what she was seeing since she saw the 2nd plane hit. Still unreal.

Purrrrs to all,

Cory

pamibe said...

We will never, ever forget!

Asta said...

We wewe wight hewe..much too close , saw the ashes, the teaw stained faces looking fow loved ones..Daddi saw hoomans jumping fwom windows twying to escape..sadly, we can't fowget
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Penny said...

Guy you did such a great job on your remembrance post.

I wasn't born yet - but Pellie & Sir Knight talk about that day often.

Purrs and Prayers to all who paid the ultimate price - the victims and the heroes.

Genghis & Penny

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We can't imagine children growing up without one or both parents because of hatred and violence. It must have been very hard for all those who lost someone that day.

Eric and Flynn said...

Beautiful memorial post. Our dad was working in the garage and heard about the first plane on the radio. He told mum and she turned the TV on to see if there was any news about what happened. She saw the second plane fly into the WTC and couldn't believe what she was seeing.
We will never forget.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

The Human will never forget that day. She heard on her way to school and then spent much of the morning with the students till the mayor closed the schools.

We are purraying for a better world.