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Postby Lizabette » September 11th, 2006, 9:29 am

ImageWe were midway in a 3-month motor home trip with 2 other couples, entering into New York from Canada.

On that beautiful morning five years ago on September 11, the trees and shrubs were beginning to take on color.
The cell phone ringing broke the spell, and the voice of my daughter-in-law from our Hot Springs home town quivering with emotion said,
“Are you all okay?”
Yes, I answered and then the cell phone went quiet.

We rolled into the nearest information center. As we went in, we sensed something very serious was going on…the attendant was frantically channeling the TV.
At that very moment, a plane was blasting into the 2nd World Trade Building and black smoke and fire poured from it and the first building.
Stopped in our tracks we raced back to the RV’s and switched on the TV’s to see the horrendous acts as they happened.
I was able to use the center’s phone to call back home and assure them that we were okay.

We debated whether we should return home then, but what good would that do?
We continued on in our trip, back up to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and many other interesting areas.
New York City was on our schedule to visit...but of course that was not to be.

Unfortunately the remainder of the trip was colored sad, because of the many lives that were lost on that day in New York City, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania.
We bought small flags to fly proudly on our RV’s.

I appreciate my country and it’s leaders.
I appreciate all those brave officers, firemen and many others who risked and gave their lives trying to save those dear souls of 911.
I pray for those who lost their loved ones on that day.
All our lives have been affected forever and for eternity…
I remember 911 and can never forget what the memory of that day means to me.

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Postby VictoriousNat » September 11th, 2006, 10:03 am

Beautifully expressed, Lizabette! I got to work 3 hours late today, because they closed the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel for awhile to accomodate the memorial services.
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Postby falisamarie » September 11th, 2006, 2:57 pm

Beautifully spoken! I remember that day all to well and I pray today especially for all those who lost loved ones on that horrible day.

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Postby supermom » September 11th, 2006, 6:38 pm

That was nice, Lizabette! I remember too. I was sitting at my desk. I was pregnant with my second son, Max. He was due in 3 weeks. I was so saddened by what had happened, yet I was terrified for myself. I know it is selfish, but all I could think about then, and often think about now is that I have 3 sons. They will all register for the draft. They may be called, and they may not be. They might just well choose to enlist.

I am grateful for those who serve to protect our country. But, I am so pained by what their mother's must go through. I hate that our sons and daughters have to die for us. But, I am grateful that they are willing to make the sacrifice. Peace be to all of you.

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Postby Lizabette » September 11th, 2006, 8:21 pm

Thank you NAT, LISA and SUPERMOM,

So glad you are back, LISA.
SUPERMOM, great new avatar!
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Postby SharonR » September 11th, 2006, 8:35 pm

I too, will never forget this day. I turned on the tv, and saw that the one tower was hit and I thought it was some joke, a really bad joke. Then all the sudden the second tower was hit and I remember thinking....what is going on. I seriously thought the world was going to come to an end.

I got on the phone and called all my parents, they had no idea. I called my syblings, nobody knew anything yet. I remember the news around here in the Bay Area was that they were afraid that San Fran was going to be hit next. It was such a scary feeling. We were all vulnerable. Nobody was safe.

All I knew was, God was in control, that's what I had to keep telling myself.

Our country was bought with a price, that being BLOOD. We should never forget that as a country. Our freedom does not come cheap.

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Postby Elke » September 12th, 2006, 6:09 am

I too will never forget that tragic day. I still cry like a baby when ever I talk about it...my daughter who was only 5 also cries when listening to it...very emotional the girl is :)
I will say one good thing at least for my family has come from it...that is my son joining the Army..some might dissagree and I understand that fbut for my family I could't be prouder.
That day is also the day my oldest son turned 14...I will admit we forgot all about his birthday till late that night and had to run out and buy him a cake and we did a real quick party. The following year he asked that we NOT turn on the TV...he understood that this would never be a normal birthday anymore and wanted so much to forget just once.
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