This was the visual I would never forget on the screen:
Headlines ran across the screen: "PLANE CRASHES INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER!"
"American Airlines Flight 77, Crashes into the Pentagon!""BODIES JUMPING FROM THE TWIN TOWERS!"
I remember thinking, this just can't be! Those people! Those loved ones! WHY! WHY! WHY!
I also remember a fellow student rushing to dial a number so shaken up he drops his phone twice, someone ask if he's okay and all he says as he talks through his tears is, "My Sister works near there! I have to call her! She has to pick up!" I walked away in my own disbelief, tears ripping down my face as I remember thinking, I was suppose to go to New York, this same week! Would I have been near there? Feeling ashamed for my own selfish thoughts as those, who did loose their loves ones are feeling the actual shock of this pain, I pause. Thank God for his blessings and send prayers to those families who have lost their loved ones.
Today I do that again as I have done every year since 2001, pray for those who lost their lives that day on Sept. 11th, 2001 and I pray for their families.
I was affriad to fly that year and the next but, Sept 2003, I finally made the trip to NY
and paid my respects to Ground Zero.
UNITED WE STAND