September 11, 2001
A date that will forever be printed in everyone’s mind. Even if you were just a kid then, you most likely know what you were doing that day. I was in 5th grade and I still remember coming home from school in the afternoon (due to Norway’s time zone being 6 hours ahead of the US east coast) and found mama leaning over a chair, watching CNN. She was just gasping. I guess no one really understood the magnitude of it all when the news first aired around 3.00 pm local time (09.00 am EST)
But now, we all know the rest of the story.
Mom had just been in contact with family we have in NYC and was assured everyone was okay. Thank Lord.
It was a crazy day, I still remember that, even though I was only 10 years old. I think kids understand much more than adults think. 9/11/01 still affects me to this very date, and I am sure many more will agree with me on that.
I was lucky to have seen the WTC pre-9/11. Family trip to New York City in November 1993. 19 years ago. This fall, I’m returning to the Big Apple. The city has changed. I have changed. Things will never be the same, but that’s just life, right?
Almost 3000 people perished that day. Let us never forget that.
Last year, my grandma passed away on September 11. She was born in Brooklyn, NYC and moved to Norway with her parents a few years later. I miss her terribly, and for me, 9/11 will be a date I will never forget.
Rest in peace!