September 11, 2001 is a day we will always remember. We’ll remember where we were. We’ll remember what we were doing. And we’ll remember the brave actions of all the heroes that came to the rescue on that day.
To help you remember where you were on this day, I’ve created some downloadable wallpapers that are free to use and share. But first, my 9-11 story:
Where Was I?
I was on my way to Chemistry class as the buzz started in the hallways that something had happened. A plane crash is how it began. Then it was two plane crashes. Then three. Something about the Pentagon and Pittsburgh (which was only about 100 miles away).
We got to class and the TVs were on. These weren’t just coincidental plane crashes. This was a coordinated attack.
That’s when we heard about the World Trade Center. Two planes flown directly into the buildings. Not an accident.
Time nearly stopped.
As a teenager, I don’t think my sense of reality was fully developed enough to grasp what was happening. It was surreal. This was like what you see in movies, only it was really happening. Real time, real places, real lives being taken.
My heart broke. I prayed. Hard.
I’d never witnessed anything this devastating so close to home. It was a reality check. Evil exists in the world, and it was more real than I ever understood.
However, in all of this tragedy was discovered a renewed sense of respect to the everyday heroes. The ones who dropped everything and responded with help and support. the ones who left their homes to rush to the scene and aid the injured. The ones who set up shelters. The ones who ran into the buildings when everyone else was running out.
In their bravery and their selfless acts, our nation found strength it didn’t know it had.
It’s this that we will always remember. The bravery of heroes, and the strength of a nation.
Sharable Visuals to Remember
I’ve created some desktop, tablet and smart phone wallpapers to help you remember this day. They are free to download, so go ahead and hit the download button below!
Where were you on September 11, 2001? What were you doing? How did you react? You can leave a comment by clicking here.