What can be said about 9/11 that already hasn’t been? Probably nothing. One’s things for sure, every American’s life changed in some way. Loved ones still grieve for those lost and others carry scars, visibly and or mentally from their witness of that day.
But in the face of horror, the passengers of Flight 93 showed true American spirit; they stood and fought for what they believed in. Our military continues that quest to remove the threat of terrorism, so that we can go about our normal lives.
On that fateful day, hundreds of brave firefighters climbed the towers thinking of only those in need of their help. None perceived themselves as heroes, only doing their job as they did every day. Three hundred forty-three of FDNY’s finest never went home.
On the tenth anniversary of 9/11 let us display our American spirit with pride and remember all those who gave their all, literally and without a second thought, for our country and us!
I made coffee early this morning. Good thing, the power went out a 9:45 a.m. At that point, the wind wasn’t brisk enough to even fly a kite. Thus far Irene has been like other storms that have hit our area in the past, bands of heavy rain and high winds. Isabel was the last destructive bitch.
But she was nothing like my aunt described when Hugo hit Charleston, SC in 1989. She said they sat in the hallway for hours listening to the wind that sounded like a TV on static with the volume at max.
During Hurricane Bonnie, I wasin the hall closet, but it was only for about twenty minutes during a tornado warning. Can’t imagine hunkered down for hours, praying for the roof and windows to hold. After Isabel, we were without out power for nearly a week, but without damage to the house. Our neighbors weren’t so lucky with the trees.
Still, each time we’re in the path of another hurricane, my aunt’s words remind me of bad things could get and fear if I don’t show respect for their power, that’s when my family and I will get hammered.
Praying for our coastal friends on OBX and VA Beach…
Hurricanes Endured: Irene 2011, Ernesto- 2006, a tropical storm with a ton of rain and wind – our roof leaked!) Isabel- 2003, Powerless for a week; Floyd, 1999 – Flooded nearby Franklin; Bonnie 1998 – took out our huge plum tree; Felix – 1995, who forced us from OBX but never made landfall, despite my son sucking the storm in with his MAM pacifer that had a cartoon cat face, we unaffectionately named, Felix); Gloria – 1985 a Cat 4 we boarded up windows for that thankfully it only skirted NC’s OBX.