Tuesday, September 11, 2012

9/11/2012 My own remembrance...(Repost from YKP LLC)

I know that I don't normally post on Tuesdays. However, I am sharing my first post on remembering 9/11. I will have my regular post of Dawn's Dialogue on Thursday. 

I REMEMBER...

One of the hundreds of "I Remember" cards on display
 at the National Marine Museum in Quantico, VA
Photo Credit: Dew Photography

 I shared these pics on my personal FB but in honor of all the lives lost, I am posting them as my blog post for YKP LLC today. This past April, my Sweetie, nephew and I visited the National Marine Museum in Quantico, VA. There is a display of remembrance to the events of September 11th, 2001 at the museum.

Photo Credit: Dew Photography

My feelings and emotions were somber & solemn, as my hand ran along the steel beam. It wasn't feeling the cold steel but knowing this beam came from one of "the towers" is what made the moment surreal. Seeing the piece of concrete from the Pentagon brought back more personal memories for me. 

Photo Credit: Dew Photography

My in-laws were working for the government in Washington DC back in 2001, out of all the events of that fateful day; one thing stands out the most for me...not knowing if my in-laws were okay. Then the flood of relief came, even if in a brief cryptic message from my father-in-law. His reassuring words, "We are OK but at an undisclosed location. We will be back in touch when we can. Love you." We had heard his voice, but he couldn't tell us where he was and we had no idea how long before we would hear from him again. It is weird how hearing a voice can be so comforting and unsettling at the same time. What if there were more attacks? Was this 'undisclosed' location safe?

Our family did the one thing we know is best in all situations, we prayed. As I stop today to remember, it is a prayer of offer I thanks, for keeping my in-laws safe, and a moment of condolence I give to the survivors of those who lost their loved ones.
Photo Credit: Dew Photography

Share in the comments the one thing you remember from 9/11:

2 comments:

  1. I sat all day and watched the news showing the attacks, tears streaming down my face at all the loses of lives

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