Hi there my beautiful lovelies! Hope you guys are doing well and staying safe. 20 years ago today our lives have changed forever. 20 years ago on this day, two planes crashed into the two towers of the World Trade Center, one crashed into the Pentagon, while crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, just 20 minutes flying time away from the Capitol building.
As I am writing this post my eyes have filled with tears remembering that tragic day. Twenty years have passed by but the emotion is still so raw and fresh. I still remember that clear that day.
After I spoke to my mom, I started to walk home, a journey of 2 miles. As I started my walk home, I saw fighter planes in the sky. It was then it started to dawn on me the severity of the situation. Any business with a TV inside had small crowds hovering over it. It was at that time I started to walk fast. A two-mile walk, which usually is not a bad walk, felt long and hard. I started to think about the lives affected. What people are going through. I was very scared and was panicking. I finally felt some ease watching my mom’s face walking towards me. I hugged her tight and we went to our roof. From there, we could clearly see the black smoke coming out of the Pentagon. I walked into the apartment just to see one of the towers collapsing. I was met by my screaming grandfather, who hugged me tightly.
My friends, let’s take the time to honor the legacy of the heroes lost and the innocent lives lost. That horrific day changed our lives but it also showed us the strength of coming together, united against a common enemy.
We will never forget.