Can you believe it has been 14 years since 9/11? The babies are now in high school. I remember where I was and what I was doing. Actually. I am in the exact same seat at the same company I worked for then. I remember someone saying a plane just crashed into one of the World Trade Centers. We were all in disbelief. How could an airplane crash into it? Did the pilot have a heart attack? Where was the co-pilot? Then we heard the news of the second plane crashing into the other World Trade Center building and that it could be a terrorists attack. Then the plane that crashed into the Pentagon and the plane the passengers took down in a field near Shanksville, PA.
Do you remember where you where?
9/11/01 is a day that forever changed our nation. Airport security. Wars- that we are still involved in. The loss of thousands of lives in these wars. The tens of thousands of injured soldiers, soldiers with PTSD, depression and traumatic brain injuries returning back to our country. The billions of dollars financed to fund these wars and the impact on the world economy. Suspicious of certain ethnicities. Government surveillance in all our lives.
Many rescue and recovery workers that helped at the site have lung diseases and other health problems from the toxic chemicals that were in the air. They also suffer from PTSD. depression and injuries.
Not to mention their families and how they have been impacted. Children growing up without parents that either died in the attacks or in the wars after. Psychological, physical and emotional trauma from the attack, loss of loved ones, loss of health, loss of income.
Some may ask where was God in these attacks? He was there. The flights could have had 684 passengers but only had 266 aboard. Of the 50,000 employees that could have been in the towers, only 10-14,000 were said to be at work at 8:46. The stories are numerous of people running late because of “mysterious” events like alarm clocks not going off, missing buses, late taxis, sick kids, they woke up sick, couldn’t find their keys, unexpected subway, traffic, and commuter delays. The towers fell inward instead of toppling over, saving unknown amount of lives. He was there in the cross that was left in the rubble. He was there.
I know my God was right there with us, holding us in his hands, weeping with us, comforting us. He was there then and He is here with us now and He will be with us always.
We must never forget. We will never forget.
10 Years I Miss You Daddy by DJ Sammy – this brings tears to my eyes every time, guess it’s a daddy thing –
Beauty Will Rise by Steven Curtis Chapman –
Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning by Alan Jackson –
Have You Forgotten by Darryl Worley –
Didn’t They by Taylor Swift –
Never Forget by Harmony Roads (fka Beyond the Veil) –
Last Fallen Hero by Charlie Daniels –
Hands by Jewel –
Little Did She Know (She’d Kissed A Hero) by Kristy Jackson –
Everyday Heroes by Dave Carroll –
If I Had Only Known by Reba McEntire –
He Knows by Jeremy Camp –
I Believe by Blessid Union of Souls –
God Is There by Diamond Rio –
God Is With Us by Casting Crowns –
God Is Watching by Jonny Diaz –
God Of This City by Chris Tomlin –
Hey God by Lonestar –
I Saw God Today by George Strait –
God Weeps by Eli –
God Only Cries by Diamond Rio –
In God We Still Trust by Diamond Rio –
He Is There by The Hooker Family –