Remembering 9/11

I don’t think most adult Americans will ever wake up on September 11 and not remember the events that unfolded seventeen years ago.  I was at work in downtown Atlanta at Coke and it was terrifying.  We were all gathered around the tv in the conference room on the 11th floor trying to make sense of the horror.  In that moment, coworkers and leaders and interns and strangers and maintenance workers on my floor all became one.  Our roles and titles were stripped away and we were just scared humans.  Americans.

We will be visiting the 9/11 Museum in New York later this year.  I hope this will help my boys take the day from  a chapter or a paragraph in a history book to an actual event that Americans suffered through, learned from and grew stronger by.

Today I was volunteering in Whit’s classroom when the school had a moment of silence.  He still doesn’t really know what happened on 9/11.  Even his teacher, who was only in first grade seventeen years ago, remembers the day vividly.

Where were you on September 11, 2001?

Finally, for all of those in the path of the storm, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families.  Stay safe and please heed evacuation warnings.  Getting my parents to leave is always like pulling teeth.  <3


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