The Loss of Innocence

Date Submitted: 09/11/2011
Author Info: Robin (Moline, IL - USA) 
Occupation: Homemaker
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

Ten years ago today I was in 8th grade, at Stuts pharmacy in Aledo Illinois because I had a dr’s apt that morning. The radio in the store was talking about planes hitting a building and i thought it was one of those old time radio story shows. I didn’t realize the huge disaster that was happening hundreds of miles away, I didn’t know what the twin towers or world trade center meant until it was explained exactly what happened, people were dying, Killed instantly in plane crashes theirs lives taken away by ruthless men, burning alive, jumping from windows hundreds of feet in the air to escape the flames, then the buildings collapsed and hundreds of innocent workers and public protectors were buried alive beneath the rubble.

That day not only did America lose hundreds of precious lives, it also lost a bit of its innocence in the most of us who were children at the time…. who had to be shown first hand that there is true EVIL in this world…. I did not know anyone personally who was killed that day or anyone that has loved ones who were killed but none the less, the tragedy chilled me to the bone as it did most Americans across the country. I felt like i was connected to these people whose lives were so violently taken, and the country felt it as well. America was united in a way the terrorist had not expected, we rose together in a new fight to revenge and stop these EVIL men who had such reckless care for human life. Still today America has not forgotten 9/11/01 but i Hope all of you have made different memories on this day to remind you of the good in the world as well….

RYLAN LEE will always been my shining light on this day… and i am never shocked or stunned or quick to say what a shame when someone asks his birthday and makes a comment about how ironic that day is….. I am proud to say my baby was born on 9/11/09 8 years to the the day that disaster struck our world my world was blessed with a miracle to remind me every year on this day that there is good still good in this world even in light of the evil.


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