Fortunately in this great country, most days begin and end just like most other days, so it is hard to distinguish what we did or where we were at any given moment.
However, there are those days and moments that we remember exactly where we were and what we were doing. On those days, we even know what we did next. For example, the day President Kennedy was shot, I know exactly where I was and how I heard of the shooting. Of course, for some who may be reading this post, you probably had to read about the shooting in a history book. (Just so you know I am not a total dinosaur, I was only in elementary school at the time.)
For those of you older than the age of 10, I am sure you remember exactly what you were doing and where you were on September 11, 2001, when you heard a plane had hit the World Trade Center. Many of you were able to get to a television in time to see the second plane hit the other tower.
Well, it is impossible to believe that those vivid pictures in our brains were of events from almost 10 years ago. To me, they are so vivid it feels like they were only yesterday. It is also hard to believe how quickly our nation has adapted and how much we have changed in a relatively short period of time.
Goes to show what America can do, even in times of adversity. As I sit here, there is so much that could be said about the changes, but as we approach the 10th anniversary of that horrific event, two things must be said before all else.
First, our hearts and prayers still go out to the families that lost loved ones that day. Nothing we do can bring them back and nothing we can say really stops the pain, but we must keep them in our hearts and remind ourselves that their sacrifice has made this country even stronger.
Second, we need to thank all the men and women of law enforcement, the military, DHS and DOJ (past and present) that have spent the last 10 years reforming the way we live and protecting us from other attacks here at home. God Bless this nation and all that protect us. Let us never forget where we were on September 11, 2001.