Remembering September 11

10 years ago, our lives were changed forever. Whether you knew someone working in The Twin Towers or Pentagon, or you had no idea what Al-Qaeda was, the fact remains that this date holds a different weight to it than it did more than a decade ago.

Everyone who was alive at the time remembers exactly where they were when they heard the news. For my generation, it’s comparable to our parents remembering where they were during the JFK assassination. We bonded together during our nation’s most historic moment, and we found solace in one another when our biggest questions couldn’t be answered.

Those born after that date in infamy have learned about it in school. Some children are told of their heroic mothers and fathers who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the midst of national tragedy. Others proudly watch their parents leave for battle and pray that they will be reunited again someday.

Plenty of milestones have come and gone in the 10 years since The Towers fell, and many more are sure to come as time passes. The wounds are no longer fresh, but they are still healing. Scars tell the stories today of where we were yesterday, and September 11 will always remain a painful piece in our country’s history.

Sending many prayers and thanks to the thousands of men and women who’ve served our country and given their lives in this now decade-long saga. Most importantly, we must all remember that life — no matter how tragic or unexpected — will continue to go on.

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Sarcastic, sports-obsessed writer & FL native navigating SF.

5 responses to “Remembering September 11”

  1. rachel says :

    i love this post, so beautifully written

    • wittyburg says :

      Thanks for reading, Rach. And now, September 11 will have its own special place in your family’s heart as you move forward from tragedy. Hugs!

  2. Maggie May says :

    ❤ Your words always have a way of comforting me and making me smile. As tears stream down my face, I can't help but be reminded that we must push on through whatever tragedies we face and with faith, we will.

    • wittyburg says :

      Something I always keep in mind with things like this is: If He brings you to it, He will bring you through it. Faith alone is all you need, sometimes.

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