My friend Heather Haan, the daughter of a fallen police officer and dear friend who died in the line of duty Richard “Rick” Spaulding wrote this, this morning on her thoughts while remembering September 11, 2001.
13 years ago millions of people got up and started their day in the normal way, maybe it was the mad rush to get the kids off to school, maybe it was a leisurely train ride enjoying a morning cup of Joe, everyone’s morning different, and their own, until 8:45am. At that point everyone’s world changed in one way or another. Millions of us watched as Hero’s rushed in to help, and many of cried as we realized those Hero’s and thousands of loved ones would not make it home that night. Many of us said goodbye to our loved ones as they deployed to help in the aftermath. YOU remember the pit of your stomach feeling as you watched the buildings fall, YOU remember hoping beyond hope that they would be able to rescue people from the rubble, YOU remember the disbelief that this could really be happening, YOU remember the feeling of heroism you felt when you found out that the plane in PA was fought for, that those souls fought for their lives and the lives of countless others. YOU will never forget, because YOU were forever changed.
I’ll just leave this here. Nothing else is needed.