Never Forget

Everyone always talks about where they were that day.  Where were you?
Beginning my junior year at UNC-Chapel Hill, I was coming into my dorm room after my first class.  I had just sat down with coffee to watch Regis and Kelly, turned on the TV and watched the second plane fly into the second tower, LIVE.  There were no words.  I thought they were just replaying the first plane, but quickly realized it was actually a second plane.  I called my parents right away after that…in total shock and disbelief.

As we remember September 11th, from seventeen years ago, let us, as a country, think of this scripture, and not take anything for granted.  Be gracious and loving to one another.

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.  And be thankful.”
Colossians 3:15

4 thoughts on “Never Forget

  1. Thank you so much for this. So much pain and tension and brokenness in our world. We have been called….. let peace begin with me.

  2. Thanks for sharing your story! I think it’s so important for us to do so every year to not only never forget but to educate those younger than us who don’t remember or were born yet. It is a story that you will share with your kids and they will pass along to their friends and their kids. I was in fourth grade when it happened and my mom picked me up at school because my dad worked in Boston (in the Prudential tower) during that time. It was very very gut-renching to watch on tv not knowing what was going on and to unfortunately hear friends of mine who lost their parents who worked in the towers. I work by that area now and there isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t think about the events that happened 17 years ago today. Thanks again for sharing your story! xo elle

  3. I was in almost the same situation. I was a sophomore at UNC at the time. My roommate and I were watching the exact same thing in Granville. I will always remember.

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