Tuesday, September 11, 2012


My memory of the events of 9/11.
I lived most of my life in the Hudson Valley Region of NY, just up the river from the city.  However, I moved to PA prior ot 9/11.  My sister(#4) called to inform me that a plane had flown into one of the twin towers.  While on the phone, we both watched the t.v.  I contacted my hubby at work, all the while staring at the t.v. and holding the phone with my sister.  My other sister(#3), called on my other phone line so I now had eyes glued to the t.v. while a phone was glued to each ear.  We all 3 watched in horror as the second plane flew into the second tower.  Needless to say, we sat all day in front of our televisions as the events unfolded.  Pure shock.
In the days after the horrible events took place, the 4th sister(#1) in our family of 4 sisters, still living in the Hudson Valley, would spend her days with others, cooking literally TONS of food, and then she would go into the city each evening with her son, husband, and others to feed the policemen, firemen, and other volunteers.......My sister is gone now, taken from us a few years ago by cancer.  She would have given the shirt off her back, that is just how she was.....  So much has happened since then, however, it's left such a mark it feels so recent.
Never, never, take our freedoms for granted.
There is so much fighting and such leading up to the elections.  Just get down on your knees and pray for God to give you wisdom when voting, wisdom to pick the right leader of our nation.
And regardless of who gets in office, they will need our prayers as well.
I love my country!


Ellie's Country Accents said...

I also grew up just up the Hudson River from the City. Just north of the Tappan Zee Bridge. I lived in Manhatten for several years before & after getting married. My H walked passed the Twin Towers on his way to work. We moved to NT & he took the train & PATH, getting off at the Towers. Our town in NJ lost so many people, many who I knew. I'll always remember 9/11.

Kays Kids said...

My thoughts are with you all as you remember that terrible day. I too watched every minute of it. My heart goes out to all who lost loved ones.

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