Friday, September 11, 2009
We're turning the blog over to Mom today.
Eight years ago, we saw a defining moment in our nation's history. It was one of those moments that sticks in your mind forever. Where were you when you heard the horrible news about the attack on our soil?
At the time, we were living in Southern California and I was on my way to work. I heard the news on the radio and thought it was a hoax, but I immediately called my husband who was still at home and told him to turn on the television. At that moment in time, I heard the devastating news that our nation had come under attack. Gary, my husband, was a newly retired Marine and the first thought that came to my mind was that he would be called back to active duty. Thank God, he wasn't called back.
One of my coworkers was a native New Yorker. I felt so sorry that day as she tried in vain to contact some of her family members. She finally was able to telephone a niece who reassured her that no one in her family was hurt.
But thousands were hurt or killed. And since then, we have lost a countless number of military heroes. Today, please take a moment to remember them and their families. The lives of the families was changed in an instant. Remember the noble firefighters and their families. It was a sad day for our nation and at that moment many people realized how important life is to us. God bless America.
Long may she wave,