When Reality Hits

Date Submitted: 09/11/2002
Author Info: Michael (Baltimore, MD - USA) 
Occupation: Other
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

That morning when i awoke it was suppose to be a normal day. See i work at a golf course which is usually filled with happy and joking golfers. Everything was going just like planned up until i got a call on the radio to come inside something terrible has happened. We all walked in and just watched in terror. See I am 28 and have never had something like this happen in my life. When i looked around the clubhouse and saw grown men twice my age start to become upset i knew that my life as i know it was about to change. We had a couple that came in to golf that day around 8:25 am, after we found out what happened we were to go out and let everyone that was golfing know about this. I approached a couple on the 6th hole to let them know. Their son worked in tower 1……… I have never seen the face of fear till that day. I rushed them to the clubhouse so they could call and see if they could find out anything….no answer on his cell…..

Now i am not one that usually writes on these types of boards….. As i sit here 1 year and 1 hour after this has happened all i can think about is the children who are too young to understand that Mom and or Dad will not be in their life, to guide, to protect and to love…. Yes we lost many people that day but for those of us who were not directly affected by the tragedy we can go on with our lives with a heavy heart but I pray for those children that during their lives they can be reminded that their Father, Mother, Brother, Uncle, and Aunts will never be forgotten… Also to all the Firefighters, Police and Port Authority personnel that we as citizens of the cities that these people work will never forget the hard and unselfish work that they have done and will continue to do…..

I am sorry if some of this does not make sense, I am currently watching the tribute on tv and really cant think to straight.. Thank you for having a site like this where people can just come up and let the ones that have lost loved ones on 9/11 know that they will always be in our prayers


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