Brevard North Carolina Real Estate Blog: The Impossible Struck Seven Years Ago Today

The Impossible Struck Seven Years Ago Today

Flags10:00 am 9/11/08

It's hard to believe that seven years ago today, about this time, planes were smashing into the Twin Towers in New York City, falling from the sky in Pennsylvania, and crashing into the Pentagon in DC, killing thousands of people, and forever changing the way we live as Americans. It was a moment in our country's history that will hopefully never be forgotten. Like D-day, the Kennedy assassination, the killing of Martin Luther King, people will remember where they were when they first heard the news.

I was home working when I got the call to turn on the TV.
I remember sitting on my bed watching it all unfold; my mind wanting to disbelieve what my eyes were seeing. Then the towers began to crumble and all I could do was cry. I cried for all the men and women who found no escape. And I cried for the families who were left behind...never having had the chance to say "I love you" one more time....never having the chance to say good-bye. And I cried for what we lost as a nation. I didn't care about the politics and cared even less about the finger pointing that ensued. All I knew was, at that moment, I no longer felt safe. I no felt like our country was invincible; that terrorism was something that happened in other countries, not ours!

In the days and weeks that followed that awful morning my heart swelled as patriotism seemed to consume the country. At no time in my life have I ever seen such an open display of "love of country." Flags flew, and for awhile, we were all a little nicer to each other. I suppose it was, to some degree, what my parents must have experienced during World War II when we, as a nation, rallied together as one.

Much has changed since September 11, 2001. The children who have been born since then will know nothing about this day except what they read in the history books, and hopefully what their parents tell them. And for all of us, there are things we can no longer take for granted. While I pray that it doesn't ever happen again, somewhere in the recesses of my mind, I remember. And mingled with those memories is the fear that if it happened once...it could happen again.

So today, I say a little prayer for the continued well being of our country, for the thousands of men, women, and children who died on this day, seven years ago, and for all the families who have bravely carried on without their loved ones.

Carol Clay

 

 

 

 

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Comment balloon 2 commentsCarol Clay • September 11 2008 09:53AM

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Thanks Carol for that touching rememberance. I just hope that we continue remembering and don't ever encounter another day like that.

Posted by Fred Chamberlin, Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant (Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA) over 10 years ago

I cried too.  I did not get any work done that day.  After thinking about the lives lost I started thinking about how it has changed the lives the children of today.  Their world will be different.  One thing I am proud of is how people came together.  It made me realize that relationships are very important.

Posted by Nannette Turner, Online Marketing Home Ownership Advocate Specialis (Keller Williams Lynchburg) over 10 years ago

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