Where were you 11 years ago today?

One of the first places we all wanted to visit this Summer in New York City was Ground Zero. I have only visited NYC a handful of times, and all of them have been after September 11th 2001.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 11 years since that horrific day. Through such devastation, I truly believe that our country has become more unified because of the events of that day.

Today on the BabyCenter blog, I’m talking about how it’s such a challenge for us as parents to best explain this day in our history to our kids. I have started the conversation with Avery a few times, but it’s so hard to convey the feelings of that day.

Isn’t it crazy how you will always remember where you were and what you were doing that day?

I was working two jobs back then. I worked at the GAP doing stock in the morning and I waited tables at Market Street Grill at night. I was at Gap the morning of September 11th. I remember the South Town Mall was worried about it’s security. They sent us all home early. I spent the rest of the morning glued to the Today Show with Katie and Matt. I could not believe what I was seeing. I remember being sick to my stomach. My younger brother was serving an LDS mission in the New York – New York south mission. He was in the Bronx on that day. We were all worried about his safety.

My love for our country grew so much that day and all the days that followed. I’m amazed by the city of New York and how they have overcome such heartbreak. I am truly so thankful to be an American.

What were you doing 11 years ago on this day?

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  1. Sarah says

    I was in college, a sophomore. I was on the bus to my college’s “downtown” location when I heard of the first plane hitting. The radio was on on the bus, they never played the radio, so I thought it was odd. Then the DJ said something about September 11, 2001 being a day none of us would ever forget. I was like, yea, right, whatever. Then they said what happened & I understood. I got to campus & went to class & our prof started teaching when another prof came in to tell us the other tower was hit. Our prof made us stay in class, because she said our routines being interrupted was exactly what they wanted. But once we got out we were all glued to giant screens in our common lounge playing continuous CNN…

    • says

      Hi Sarah! Thanks for your comment. It’s crazy how even though so many years have passed, we all can remember all the little details of that day, like no time has passed.

  2. says

    Yes, I will always remember that day. We already had the morning news on when it happened, so crazy to think about. My heart still goes out to those family of lost loved ones!

  3. Shauna says

    That is one of those events in history when we will always have it stuck in our head, where we were and what we were doing. I was nursing a baby and my neighbor called and told me to turn on the TV. Such a sad and changing day in our country’s history.

    • says

      It was Annie. Isn’t it crazy to see her at the age of eleven and think of how long 11 years really is, although to those who lost loved ones that day, it probably seems just like yesterday.

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