13 years ago today, our nation was under attack. Everyone was terrified and the city of New York changed forever that day. I was pretty young when 9/11 took place but I still remember that day pretty clearly. I obviously didn't fully realize what was going on but I knew something wasn't right. My parents were clearly distraught and everything was sort of eerie the next few days. So today rather than complaining about some BS, take a minute and think about the people that lost their lives on that tragic day. Many people went rushing into the buildings as they were collapsing. That takes some serious guts. We all like to think we'd do the same thing if god forbid we were put into that position. But think about it really, would you run into a building that was collapsing to save other peoples' lives? I like to think I would but in reality, I'd probably be out of there as fast as possible. Appreciate all the firemen and people that had to dig through the remains of the Twin Towers looking for peoples' deceased bodies. You think your job sucks? Imagine that. I wrote earlier that NYC changed that day and to be honest, I believe our whole country changed that day. Things have never been the same.
Here are a few quotes from George Bush's speech on the attacks:
"On September the 11th, enemies of freedom committed an act of war against our
country. Americans have known wars - but for the past 136 years, they have been wars
on foreign soil, except for one Sunday in 1941. Americans have known the casualties of
war - but not at the center of a great city on a peaceful morning. Americans have known
surprise attacks - but never before on thousands of civilians. All of this was brought
upon us in a single day - and night fell on a different world, a world where freedom itself
is under attack."
"Our enemies have made the mistake that America's enemies always make. They saw liberty and thought they saw weakness. And now, they see defeat."
If you have a minute I recommend watching this video. It's absolutely breathtaking and tragic. You have to sort of think this guy has a few screws lose walking into heart of the attacks and going to the front lines and interviewing all these people, maybe a scumbag move. One thing is for sure though, he got some INCREDIBLE footage. This is stuff that Hollywood could never recreate. This is first hand footage and it just leaves your jaw on the floor.
It's a shame that so many of the first responders are now suffering from lung problems and cancer. I pray that they are being taken care of properly and getting the very best treatment that's possible. These people put their lives on the line to defend our country, for that I am forever grateful.
God bless, America.