Never Forget: Where Were You In Colorado On September 11, 2001?
September 11th, 2001, is a day that many of us who lived through it, can't ever forget. Do you remember where you were in Colorado that day, or what you were doing?
Where Were You On September 11th, 2001?
As the beautifully written September 11th tribute by country legend Alan Jackson goes, "Where were you when the world stopped turning, on that September day?" In a lot of ways, it feels like it happened yesterday, but it's now been 22 years since that tragic day happened, and the United States of America was under attack. Just like the Columbine shooting in 1999, or the Aurora theater shooting in 2012, it's a day that I, like most, won't ever forget.
I was in Thornton, Colorado, and had just pulled up to my High School. I somehow didn't hear anything about it on the radio as I drove in, so when I got to class, and everyone was huddled around the classroom TV, I had no clue what exactly was going on. When I was told a second plane had flown into the World Trade Center, and America seemed to be under attack, my heart and my stomach both sank. I remember rushing to my car to call my dad, who worked public transportation to make sure he was OK. Not knowing enough about where the attacks were going at the time, or really anything other than 3 planes had crashed into US buildings, and another was taken down before crashing into its planned target, I was concerned for his, and my entire family's safety. Thankfully, he and the rest of my family were OK.
The rest of the day was kind of a blur, but I do remember watching the news coverage, listening to the radio coverage, and experiencing the amount of fear, sadness, confusion, and anger around our local communities like I've never seen in my life to that point. The city of New York literally turned into a city that couldn't sleep. The heartbreaking images of that day at ground zero will live in my memories forever. The lives that were selfishly taken by this act of hate won't ever be forgotten, and can never be forgiven. Do you remember where you were around Colorado, or elsewhere, on that day? Or have you done your best to block it all out?
As we pass another anniversary of one of the saddest days in our country's history, we want to pass along our sincerest condolences to those who lost loved ones on this tragic day and also thank our first responders who sacrificed their lives doing all they could to save as many lives as possible that day. I, as we all do, hope and pray that we never have to live through another attack like this ever again.