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Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for September 9, 2011- I Remember When… The Tragedy of, September 11, 2001 (Vol.9, Iss.1)

 I Remember When…The Tragedy of September 11, 2001

Sunday marks the 10 year commeneration of the attacks that took place on September 11, 2001. As the United States and others in the world reflect and recall the events of that day, you hear so many people questioning and wondering if after a decade we are safer, than before.

I definitely see safety as a concern, but we as a nation we were shook into a new reality with the terrorist attacks a decade ago. As we entered an age of Homeland Security with increased checks, marshalls on flights, and attack dogs, we see this as  necessary actions and apart of our daily living.

The tragedy of the 2001 attacks left  a void in the nation with the  loss of people, possession and places.  The bombing of the World Trade center towers, the failed flight headed to the Pentagon saw thousands dead and millions left with a permanent scar as a, reminder of what took place.

The phrase “We Shall Never Forget”,became a marching order for the nation. We saw the countless heroes and sheroes who were first responders, work tirelessly to rescue and recover the injured, missing and lost. Our sense of safety compromised, our belief in our role as an immovable power crushed, but our ability to survive tragedy has remained constant. It will take a few lifetimes to heal from the hurt, yet each year the attacks will be remembered like it was a Tuesday of yesterday.

I know like so, many I can recall my own whereabouts on that Tuesday morning a decade ago. I along with two others were tasked with being on a hiring team to add a cashier to our staff. 

Our first interview was at 9:30 am. As we assembled in the 3rd floor conference room with our candidate about 25 minutes into the interview, we were interrupted by loud conversation from the offices that shared a wall with our room. We apologized for the distraction and finished the interview. Upon going downstairs I found out that there were reports of an attack on the World Trade Center.
Everyone was glued to the television watching in horror and disbelief as, the tragedy unfolded. Our interviews continued but it difficult to go through the process for all parties that day.

As we gather, remember, and recount the tragedy of the attacks, of September 11th  let us pause and pray those who parished and those who survived. Lest we forget…

Yolanda “YoTrip” Triplett

2011 Writer Of The Year
Orlando Renaissance Writer’s Guild, Inc.

“Soaring Towards Heaven in 2011”
The Sky is Limitless…
Orlando Renaissance Writer’s Guild, Inc.
2011 *”Writer of The Year”*
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