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Monday, September 11, 2006

Remembering 9/11

Five years ago, my friends and I were standing outside during morning recess walking around, talking, laughing when one of my friend's mom came over to tell us that the World Trade Centre had been hit.

At the moment, it had no effect on me, as horrible as it sounds. I knew nobody in New York, knew nobody in Pennsylvania, didn't know the effects this would have on the city; the world.

The entire school gathered in the gym to pray, to discuss, to be together. Days later, we would find out nearly 3000 people had died, including 24 Canadians. Families devastated, god, the entire country devastated, the world changed forever. Sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, cousins, uncles, aunts, fathers, mothers, friends lost forever.

On this day we saw the worst event to hit North America in a long time....but we also saw the best in people come out.

In going through my blogroll last night, through Kelsey, I stumbled upon a blog dedicated to remembering the lives lost on September 11, 2001. 2996 volunteer bloggers coming together to commemorate the lives of 2996 of the people who were killed in the attacks as people. Not just as someone who died in these attacks, but as someone who lived, who had a family, a job, hobbies.

Today, we remember these 2996 people, these 24 Canadians.

Today, we remember September 11, 2001.

2 Comments:

Blogger Amy and Zoom said...

Aw Nat, that was sweet..

4:36 PM

 
Blogger 8675309 said...

Nat, one of the things that has always touched me (as an American) about 9/11 is the outpouring of heartfelt sympathy from people in other countries. So many lives were lost that day, so many of them from places outside the U.S. -- it really was (and continues to be) a global tragedy.

Thanks for your post.

12:30 PM

 

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