Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11/01 Where were you 10 years ago?

If any of you reading this lost someone that day, my deepest condolences.
I was in my car on my way to work. I was a nanny for two children (that were the same age and gender of my kids now). I heard the news on the radio. I had never heard of the Twin Towers or the World Trade Center prior to that day.
One of my boss's (the dad) worked at the Federal Center in Denver, CO. He had been scheduled to fly out that morning (needless to say, his plans were canceled).

The only thing I remember hearing on the radio is that an airplane crashed into a building. I didnt find out the full extent of what was happening until I got to work and started watching the news. Then the tragedy slowly unfolded. Hubby (we were just dating then) was at home sleeping. I called him, had to wake him up and made him turn on the news.

After that day, he decided to join the Military.
He told me he wanted to join the Marines and that he could only do it if I was going to be by his side. With absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into, I agreed. 3 months later, he left for Boot Camp.

I never would have thought, that in my life, such a horrific event like this would occur. An event that affected so many and that 10 years later, people still ask the question, "Where were you when it happened? What do you remember?" A date in history that would become iconic.


Trisha

2 comments:

  1. Your heart must have stopped when your guy said that he was joining the Marines. I know mine did when my son came to me earlier this week. He is enlisted now and will start boot camp after he graduates high school next summer.

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  2. Thanks for sharing your story. And thank you for your family's service to our country. The terrorists thought they saw weakness. What they found was liberty, freedom, and courage.

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