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?