have you forgotten?

Today, as America remembers the tragic events of September 11, 2001 – Justin and I would like to take a moment to remember all of the lives lost on this dreadful day. Eleven years ago, tragedy befell our country. We would like to remember and recognize the wives, husbands, daughters, sons, mothers, fathers, police officers, firefighters, and military troops whose lives were cut short. Today, we not only remember – we pray for each individual who lost a loved one and hope that not just tears of sadness are shed, but tears of joy at the heroes made that day. We have not forgotten. We will not forget.


Where were you?


I was sitting in Mrs. High’s 9th grade class, when an announcement was made that a plane had struck the World Trade Center. I remember feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and scared. I remember the emotion surging through our classroom, as we all sat in wonder and fear. My fear and anxiety grew, as less questions were answered and the second plane crashed. As more news was revealed and a terrorist attack was assumed, I remember a knot forming in my stomach and feeling a wave of nausea. For a short period, our teachers allowed us to watch the newscast live. I remember seeing the terror in the streets, sirens sounding, smoke billowing from the towers, and bodies flailing in attempts to escape the heat. I will never forget that day, those images, the emotions, or the lives lost.


I was at home doing school work, with my Mom. I was home-schooled at the time and we lived on Boynton Lane.  I remember thinking that our local base may be next. Because we have one of the largest bases, asset wise. I’ll never forget watching the 2nd plan crash live. I’ll never forget that dreadful day, when so many lives were lost. I’ll never forget 9/11 and the heroes that were lost.


As we reflect on the dreadful events of 9/11, I can’t help but think of lyrics of Darryl Worley’s song, “Have You Forgotten?”

Have you forgotten how it felt that day?
To see your homeland under fire
And her people blown away
Have you forgotten when those towers fell?
We had neighbors still inside going thru a living hell
And you say we shouldn’t worry ’bout bin Laden
Have you forgotten?

Today, as we remember the tragic events that occurred 11 years ago – remember how you felt that day. Remember how you felt when those towers fell. Remember those who lost loved ones. Remember those lost in the Pentagon, the Towers, and that Pennsylvania field. Remember the 2,819 heroes. Remember how it felt to not care about race, wealth, or politics, but rather about standing united as Americans.

our thoughts, love, and prayers go out to those who lost loved ones,
the newlyweds


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