Sunday, September 11, 2011

Where I Was

I know we're all reflecting this morning on where we were ten years ago when the World Trade Center was attacked.

I was a junior in high school. That morning I was in Advanced Chemistry during first block at White Bear Lake Area High School South Campus. That's probably appropriate, since that class is a traumatic memory for me in and of itself. I remember the announcement coming on over the speakers as class was about to end, telling us that the towers had collapsed.

In all honesty, I don't think I knew what the World Trade Center was when I first heard it. But by the time I arrived in second block, class as normal had pretty much halted all around the school and every teacher had their tv on. As we watched the news play the video over and over again, I almost couldn't believe it was real. Things like this didn't actually happen - especially not here. It was nearly impossible to wrap my mind around any of it.

Since then, I've actually visited Ground Zero in NYC. The scale of the tragedy is even more incredible walking those streets in person.

I don't have any deep thoughts to offer, or inspirational words. I don't pretend to know how it all works into God's plan - only that it does, and I will probably never see it. This morning, I am simply remembering.

Where were you on September 11, 2001?


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