Never Forget

Amazing that it's only been 12 years since the attacks happened.  I was living in Morgantown, WV attending West Virginia University when this happened.  I had gone to my husband's (then boyfriend) trailer to pick something up that I had left there.  When driving back to my apartment, I thought something was weird because the normal morning show wasn't going on and it was a familiar TV news caster's voice.  I think at that time, only one tower had been hit.  I went in to my apartment and turned the TV on to watch what was going on before heading to my class.  I honestly don't remember much and was wanting to put what I had written in my online journal that day, but I deleted the journal years ago and the downloaded files of what I had written are not on the computer I'm working on.  I do remember that the thing that got me and many of us that went to WVU, was the plane that went down in Somerset County, PA.  That location was closer to us than Washington, DC or New York City.

Now that I have a son, I want to make sure that he knows what happened.  That four of our planes were taken and used as weapons to try and bring down America.  That evil things happen even in our great country and that many brave men and women have fought to keep things safe for us.  I know that my brother will probably tell him his story, that the whole thing was orchestrated by our own government and who knows, maybe some of it might have been, but no matter what thousands of innocent people died.  They should never be forgotten.

When evil calls itself a martyr
When all your hopes come crashing down
Someone will pull her from the rubble
There she stands
We've seen her flying torn and tattered
We've seen her stand the test of time
And through it all the fools have fallen
There she stands - There She Stands
by Michael W. Smith