We Will Never Forgot – September 11, 2001

New York Daily News

World Trade Center Towers – New York Daily News

Dear Readers,

In a few hours we will commemorate the 14th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the United States.  I am surprised at how vividly I can recall everything I was doing that day, even the outfit that I was wearing. This was truly one of the saddest days I can remember as an adult. So many lives lost, so much pain and tragedy.

Freedom Tower - komonews.com

Freedom Tower – komonews.com

Today the new Freedom Tower graces the New York City skyline and it is truly beautiful. Whenever I walk past this elegant building, I am amazed at the tremendous progress. However, there are times when an eerie feeling comes over me; just for a few moments and then it passes.  I imagine the time will come when I am less emotional, so I will continue to be patient.

For now, all that I can offer are my prayers.  I pray for the men and women, husbands and wives, and sons and daughters who lost their lives on that day.  I pray for their families as there are some painful memories that time may never erase.  I pray for those who work within walking distance of the new Freedom Tower, for life can change at any moment.

When I arrive home safely each night I am truly grateful, and count it as one of my greatest blessings.  In honor of the men and women who will never again be able to say “I’m home” we will never forget you.

Fondly,
Monique

World Trade Center Memorial South Pool - landlopers.com

World Trade Center Memorial South Pool – landlopers.com

 

3 thoughts on “We Will Never Forgot – September 11, 2001

  1. Hi Monique. It’s definitely an undeserved blessing to just live. Where were you that day? I still remember that morning vividly, despite that I was nowhere near NY. Let’s keep on praying. Thanks for sharing so openly.

    • Good evening and thank you for your comment. Please forgive the delay but your response was in my filter. To be honest I remember the day as if it were yesterday. I would take a taxi from Brooklyn to the World Trade Center and then take the #1 train to my destination at Columbus Circle (midtown). I typically pick up my NY Times, a blended fruit juice and board the train. On this day, I was late as the car that I was stopped to aid a fellow driver who was in an accident. That accident – perhaps – saved my life. It is indeed so good to be here. Yes, let’s keep praying for all.

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