So here I am 10 years later and remembering how my life has changed over the years. One of the biggest is that I travel a lot and have found that the security at the airports have really changed a lot due to 9-11. I'm thankful for the security because it gives me a comfort level when I travel.
I wanted to know what others though about the 10th year anniversary for 9-11, so I asked. Some of my friends on social media responded and below are their responses:
- Jason Eng - What we have left from those we lose are our pictures, videos, and memories. We honor them by remembering them positively, focusing on the joy that they brought to our lives, and by using our lives to have a positive impact on those we encounter. (original article about his sister can be found here: A Glimpse at the Life of a Loved One Lost on 9/11)
Mary McDonald - I travel pretty extensively for my job, but happened to be in my home city that day. I walked into my job for the day to see everyone clustered around the TV, talking about the terrible 'accident' (when we thought a small plane had crashed into the first tower) and watched in disbelief when the second plane went into the second tower. That's when I knew it was no accident, and that our world would be changed forever. I immediately got on the phone to reassure my family that I wasn't traveling and was safe, and fielded calls from several friends who were concerned that I was on the road... then went home and tried to explain to my two small children what happened, and answer the unanswerable "But why would they do that, Mommy?"
Lorii Abela - 9.11 looked at a different angle is a communion of the souls. Never have I seen so much unity in America till then. Lorii (former New Yorker)