Inspiration: Remembering Heroes

Ten years ago today, my husband sent me an IM with a simple link to CNN.com. CNN was running its "darksite" (that's where they take almost everything off the site except maybe a picture and some text, and maybe some links in order to accommodate a tremendous amount of people hitting the site at once). I had never seen a "darksite" in use for a website of that stature. On the site, there was a picture of a plane hitting a building.

I closed down my browser. I thought to myself that a hacker must have gotten to CNN.

Almost immediately, other people around me started hearing about it too. I opened my browser again, this time realizing that this was indeed happening.

That was just the beginning. I worked in uptown in a city at the time, and all the buildings were evacuated uptown. I am confident in saying that no one enjoyed their unexpected time off. We sat at home, glued to our TV for the next few days. The shock and horror was completely overwhelming. The news repeated itself over and over, but for some reason, we could not turn it off.

As we curled up at home, we could never imagine the last impacts that this tragedy would have.

This was the day that America lost her innocence.

I am blessed to say that no one that I personally know was injured or killed in this attack on the United States. Today, I will be saying a special prayer for people that cannot make that statement, and for the many heroes that come out of such a terrible situation.

Flickr Roundup:
Nine Eleven Eleven

9/11/2010. Shot from Brooklyn.

9/11 Memorial at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California

9-11 Memorial, Eagle Rock New Jersey

9/11 Memorial Lights - New York City and Brooklyn Bridge

9-11-08 The Tribute Lights


"Taken a couple of weeks after 9/11/01 and it was very clear that the American spirit could not be destroyed. Never forget."

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