A Solemn Remembrance of 9/11

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It seems like it was only yesterday when the tragedy of 9/11 came upon this beautiful land of America.

It was shocking, incredibly unbelievable and frighteningly real!

All Americans can still remember where they were and what they were doing.

I was working in a school as an administrative secretary to the Supervising Principal.

One of the teacher aide’s ran into my office to report what she had just seen on the TV in the library.

I spoke quickly to the Principal and told her I would check it out to see what it could be.

I was hoping against all hope that it was a fluke, a mistake, a film of something else.

When I arrived in the library there were a few other aides and teachers standing in front of the TV screen glued  to the spot, mouths open, eyes crying and shoulders shaking.

The first plane had just hit the Twin Towers and I watched in horror as the second made its mark.

All I could think of was all those innocent people in the buildings didn’t stand a chance and for what?!  I remember seeing papers flying all around which did not get destroyed.  How could that be?

Who could have done this horrendous act?  Why would anyone want to harm so many people?

At this point nothing was known yet about who or why or what we had just witnessed.

It was all so horrifyingly real and so tragic. I will never understand why one group of people would want to harm another group of people.

It has been twelve years since this cowardly act.   Many lives were taken and others tragically altered due to tremendous and serious injuries.

Wives lost husbands, husbands lost wives, parents lost children, so many relatives, friends were lost.

Those who suffered the losses will go on but will never forgot.

Thank you to all early responders who risked their lives also trying to save others.  Many of these heroes, firemen, policemen and others lost their lives too.

Annually on this fateful day we will continue to pray for all those who died and for all the loved ones they left behind.

God Bless all of them!

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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with nine children's books for PS-Gr 4, five middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and two novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. All her books are available on Amazon.com, Create Space, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on a mystery series for girls, a sequel to her first novel, Hunting Mariah, and a YA fantasy series will be coming in 2018 along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog https://jemsbooks.wordpress.com for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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8 Responses to A Solemn Remembrance of 9/11

  1. You did a beautiful job with this, as always. The events of 12 years ago have scarred us all. Such an overwhelming, senseless tragedy. We continue to keep the victims and their families in our prayers and thoughts.

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you Deanie. I cried as I read my words through. It is still so horrific each time I think about this tragedy. My heart goes out to all those who lost so much.

  2. What a lovely remembrance and tribute!

  3. Paul G Day says:

    A remarkable recount of an extraordinary day of evil.

  4. mazorbooks says:

    Thank you Janice for putting into words what the mind and the heart cannot fathom.
    May God bless the families of the victims and all people whose desire for a world of peace, of kindness, and of compassion, manifests in their words and in their deeds.

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