10 years ago I was a freshman in high school. I was sitting in algebra 1B and the principal came over the intercom and announced what happened. The TV was turned on and a bunch of freshman watched in silence. We watched the 2nd plane fly into the tower. We watched people jump to their death. We watched the towers crumble. It was tragic.
Honestly, being only 14 years old I didn’t understand...even if I thought I did. When I was 14, New York seems a million miles away from the small town in South Carolina where I grew up.
10 years. A lot changes in 10 years. I’m no longer a 14 year girl who is unaffected by the events from that day in New York. Bradley’s best friend is in the army and I am very close with this wife. He has been deployed 2 times now and even the first year of their marriage he was overseas at war. It’s heart breaking to hear the stories of the war.
Watching the footage of 911 is so different today than watching 10 years ago. A different perception I suppose considering I’m now an adult.
Today is a day to honor and remember all those who were affected that sad, sad day. I am thankful for our freedom and I am thankful for the men and women that protect our freedom.