September 11, 2015

Nine Eleven

Today marks the 14th anniversary of September 11th 2001. Today, 14 years ago a heinous man orchestrated a heinous terrorist attack, killing thousands of innocent Americans and people from all over the world. That man is DEAD, and I honestly have no sympathy for him or his family.

September 11th always evokes many emotions for me. Sadness, utter disbelief, empathy, sympathy, hate, anger, distress, fear and TEARS upon TEARS. I cry for those lives lost. I cry for those left behind. I cry for the firefighters who died trying to save others. I cry for the firefighters who live today, without their brothers. I cry for the police. I cry for the military. I cry for the leaders and the decisions they had to make 11 years ago. I cry for America.

Last year I was pretty angry with Americans . But today I just want to remember those that are still hurting and those still grieving. Today our country marks a day that changed us forever and today I will just remember in peace the lives lost and the heroes who came out of the shadows.

A few years ago, I wrote how September 11th should be a movement and not a day. I hope today, y'all take a moment and remember. Remember those lost, remember America's fighting spirit and remember you ARE ALIVE so do something amazing today in honor of those that can't. Our nation is great and we must continue to learn from our history, to create a powerful and strong future for generations to come. 

LAND OF THE FREE...                                               
                                      BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!

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9/11

15 comments:

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

I feel like such a horrible person but I completely forgot about today being 9/11 until I jumped on the blogging world. I didn't forget really, I just didn't even know what day today was. I still can't believe it's been 14 years. Definitely something I will never forget where I was or what I was doing 14 years ago today.

Illegally Blonde said...

Freshman in college, headed to class... will never forget. Love you.

Courtney B said...

It really is disappointing how quickly a nation can forget and become divided over.... what? Petty little issues? At least on this day, 9/11, we stand a little more unified as we remember all that was lost, and how strong we can be!

Katie Elizabeth said...

I honestly can't believe it's been 14 years - it feels like just yesterday. I'll never forget those feelings. Saying so many prayers for the families affected and our country as a whole today!

Laura Marie Keenan said...

Oh those photos brought up so many emotions. United we stand!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Such a sobering day for us as Americans, I will never ever forget the fear and the unknown on that day after I came out of an 8:00am geography class and watched the news all day in the dorms. What I do love is how our country united after that day, united we stand indeed *hugs*.

Happy Friday <3

Green Fashionista

Shelby | Recent Somethings said...

YES it should be a movement. It was right after the attack, and now it's illegal to even hang an American flag on some homes in this very country. Patriotism for one's country should be every day, and especially on this day. Thank you for this post, friend. God bless America.

Julia said...

14 years and seeing these pictures still feels like a punch in the gut. I pray that we can somehow get back to even a fraction of the unity and love we showed each other in the aftermath of 9/11.

Jen said...

It is amazing the emotions that are evoked from looking at those photos, hard to believe it has been 14 years.

Leslie said...

I can't believe it has been 14 years. Our country has changed so much, and it is incredible to think about how the day really impacted our country.

Emily said...

Oh the guy in the suit walking away from the scene gave me goosebumps. Such a somber day remembering...

Brianne said...

They were playing phone calls & such from that day on my way into work this morning & as always it made me cry.

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

So sad. Still breaks my heart just as much today as it did then.

BLovedBoston said...

I still can't believe it was only 14 years ago - it was certainly a day that changed our lives forever!! I remember everything about that day and will never forget!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

I still remember where I was sitting in class in High School and who I was talking to......it was and still is such a surreal moment.....