Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Today We Remember and Never Forget


Today we remember a tragic day in the history of our nation. A day in which we lost so many of our fellow Americans in such a senseless act, a day we will Never Forget...

1. Firefighters recovering a civilian. Anyone found in the wreckage was covered with an American Flag. 2. An old calender and phone from one of the offices. 3. Glass from one of the towers, less than 1% of glass was found and only the thickest glass from the very top of the towers remained.
It's honestly hard to even write about and I always have an eerie feeling about this day as I'm sure so many other Americans do. When it happened I was in middle school sitting in my science class and I remember the teacher who was actually my social studies teacher Ms. Bridgens coming in and taking over. Ms. Bridgens was one of my favorite teachers but she was also one of teachers who had this air of  calm seriousness about her. Let me give you a little background on her she was former military who had retired and came back to teaching. I always thought she was so cool and worldly and there was never really a question she didn't have an answer to. When she addressed the class she told us that there had been a terrorist attack on the Twin Towers in New York City. Now being 13 I didn't really understand what exactly that meant or the magnitude of the situation but I could tell by how she spoke about it that it was something much bigger than I thought. In my memory I can still see the expression on her face and now that I'm older I can only be thankful that she was the one to tell us because I don't think anyone else could have kept it together as well as she did and I admire the hell out of her for that. 



These pictures are from my personal album they are all from the Ground Zero Museum Workshop that was put together by photographer Gary Susan. I went there on my trip to New York in 2010. If your ever in NYC I suggest you go here and check it out they have so much information and recovered materials from the towers. It was a very moving experience and it's something I will remember for the rest of my life.

1. More glass pieces for the upper windows. 2. Drink-ware and a beer recovered from one of the restaurants. 3. An Oprah magazine, coffee cup, shoe, and a mask that was used during the search are displayed.

Where were you on Tuesday September 11th, 2001?
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  1. I know exactly what you mean about having an eerie feeling today and every Sept 11th.I always have that same feeling.

    I was in my keyboarding class in school and my teacher didn't even say anything..she just turned on the tv. We were all so confused at first because we never watch TV in that class. I think it took a few mins before it registered what exactly just happened. I will never forget the way I felt that day!

    I really want to go to NYC to see Ground Zero!

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one who gets that feeling. Wow really?! Ours didn't turn ours on until she told us about it and what not. I don't think she wanted us to panic just in case we did fully grasp what was going on. She did a great job of making us feel safe in the midst of it though.

      You really should check out NYC the museum workshop, it's a non profit and it is a must it really is. I went to the site of ground zero when I was there too but it was just all construction for the new building. When I was there the newer memorial wasn't built yet but I'd like to go back and see it too.

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  2. I was actually going out for a morning jog at 6am. My husband and I were watching the first building on fire but we didn't know what happened. I went for my jog, when I returned my husband said, he saw a plane fly into the second tower. I was working in a sales office at the time. I went into work, the entire day was quite and somber. We will never forget that day.

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  3. That date will always be ingrained into my head... and may we always remember.

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