A few days ago I asked several of my friends on social media their thoughts on September 11th as we reflect on this 13th anniversary. Are we safer today? What do you remember that day? Here are their words…….
I saw the news reports and was sure the world would never be the same. Unfortunately I was right.
I was at a friend’s house watching TV news and having coffee. We at first thought it was an accident until the second plane flew in. we were in shock and called a few other friends. Went to the quickie store and everyone was talking about it. We went back to the house and watched news the rest of the day. No I do not feel safer today. Back then I had no fears. Now I profile in airports and on planes.
I was wrapping up some accounting and had Fox News on. And no way do I feel safer. I am terrified to travel.
I had called a physician’s wife to schedule an interview with her husband for a cover story for magazine. Dr. Bunny Williams said “Anna is your TV on? A plane just flew into World Trade Center…” We remained on the phone as we both were watching in shock of this “accident” for it to turn to horror as we saw the second plane hit. Few words were said for the duration of our conversation especially after the second hit knowing America was under attack. I believe we ended the conversation for me to call her back at a later time to schedule the interview for her husband. I had overwhelming grief that turned to promise of hearing stories of how Americans pulled together in the Towers to save others. The motto for 9/11 is “we will never forget” but sadly we have forgotten! We’ve forgotten or we would NOT tolerate this pRez. whose job is to help keep us safe and follow our Constitution but he is working with, supplying to our enemies through weapons and OUR hard earned tax dollars, and sharing strategies and secrets assisting our enemies! There is much to fear! God help us!
I came in the door after having my blood drawn earlier and Harry & Matt were watching TV in the living room. The news was on, so I sat to watch, also. Then we simultaneously saw the first plane hit the tower, and I remember covering my mouth to keep from screaming and started to pray. Then the second plane hit the other tower and I became angry for the first time, but I continued to pray. I knew that GOD had a plan for us and HE was calling us to prayer together. And no I don’t feel safer, just more aware of trouble ahead with our enemies which was foretold by prophets. But GOD has already conquered evil when JESUS died on the cross, and JESUS is ALIVE and the HOLY SPIRIT dwells in all believers and me. GOD is still in control! ……
I was at work, one of the ladies had a radio on and she heard it and told us all. It was unbelievable! Then the boss let one of the people who lived close go to her home and get a TV, then it was even more unbelievable. How could that happen in our America? I will always remember the courageous men and women in uniform who gave their lives to help others! It is only getting worse and I will never feel the same safe feelings we all had living in America Home of the FREE!
I was getting an oil change. Their TV was on one of the alphabet channels. Everyone was curious but not alarmed. Then the second plane hit the tower and I think everyone thought it was a serious situation and potentially an orchestrated attack. The rest of the day was eerie. Long lines at the gas pumps. No contrails in the air… I feel safer in the air, but not in large hotels or large gathering places. The borders are the next point of entry and there’s no effort to keep them safe except by the guys on the ground down there but they have no support except for the governors who care about the country.
On 9/11 I was at work at St Mary’s in Athens GA. I no longer feel safe because of the current President – he is loose cannon, brazenly ignoring the US Constitution and Christian values this country has been built on. I am afraid for the future of my family because he has allowed terrorists to enter our country by not securing our borders – it will only get worse- God help us.
I had a bilateral mastectomy in October 2000. On 9/11/2001 I was sitting in my doctor’s waiting room for my one year appointment watching TV. I was the one who told her about it. We didn’t know about the second plane at the point. Once I knew it was terrorism I knew it would be a very long war. Like a 100 year or longer war. I still believe that. With borders wide open and welcoming people from all over the world who hate us, coupled with liberal morons who refuse to see what’s right in front of them….I do not feel safe at all.