Sunday, September 11, 2011

On a Tuesday morning

Ten years ago this morning, I was sitting in a classroom at Park University listening to a professor speak about public relations. A fellow student came into class late and seemed agitated, and while the professor was in mid-sentence the student said, "Do you all realize the World Trade Center is under attack?"

That was the moment our lives changed. But as President Obama said in an interview with ABC News this morning, our lives really haven't changed that much. People still work in skyscrapers. We still laugh and love and cry, just like before (although we may do all those things with a little more feeling now). We still fly on jumbo jets. We still cross bridges and go through tunnels that have been labeled "potential targets."

As I write this, survivors are reading the names of victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Some of the survivors are in their teens; they can't be old enough to remember much from that day. I think back to the 21-year-old kid I saw in the mirror back then. I'm glad I was old enough to remember it. I'm glad it's burned into my brain. And I know I'll never forget.

1 comment:

  1. These Chinese who are bloodier, dirtier, more depraved than the Japanese military during the rape of Nanking in World War II have stepped over their countless innocent victims. Don’to be fooled because China is extremely low class: they are not human. Using technology China has infiltrated all places in this world utilizing inhumane methods to terrorize innocent laborers and establishing a stable of their demons (politicians, reporters) who slaughter throughout the free world.

    侵腦崛起「比二戰日軍屠殺更禽獸下賤」鬼子中國

    災難國難,小心中國遠距讀心侵腦的恐怖暴行活動
    讀心侵腦,現代的中國人你要小心他們沒人性的一面
    希特勒變英雄-小心中國變了共產黨變了的大謊言
    小心中國恐怖地控制你情緒、思想、行為不要因為不知道很簡單就被中國給陷害了

    人類浩劫,讀心侵腦崛起極下賤殘暴的中國,被政府、電視媒體(例如tvbs)睜眼說瞎話、漠視的中國大暴行,侵腦極殘暴中國豬大規模侵略世界對可能數億手無寸鐵平民施工、恐怖活動、顛覆、極暴力濫虐、大屠殺、在自由世界養妖魔鬼怪(政客記者

    您正經歷人類重大災難的轉捩點,希望您有勇氣為下一代選擇正義。
    陳順銓Chen,Shun-Chuan
    Taiwan
    http://map.answerbox.net/user-615153.htm

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