Monday Musings ~ September 11, 2023

9/11 Monday

Twenty-two years ago we watched in horror and disbelief as life as we knew it changed our world. Today is Patriot Day where we salute, honor and remember all the heroes from that fateful day. We will never forget.

Live, love, bark! ๐Ÿพ

50 thoughts on “Monday Musings ~ September 11, 2023

  1. How beautiful of all of you to present this. Mommy and I feel the same way. We have its burned into our memory.

    1. Thank you. While I wish we didn’t have to post about that terrible day, the fact that it still resonates with people is inspiring. #neverforget

  2. Lulu: “It was way before our time, of course, but Mama and Dada sure do remember it well!”
    Java Bean: “Ayyy, yes, they flew to California to check out San Diego a month or so after 9/11 and there were National Guardsmen with guns in the airports and flags everywhere on fences and freeway bridges, and while they were in California packets of white powder started showing up in the mail so they threw away their laundry detergent before flying back to New York.”
    Charlee: “It all seems pretty surreal to think about now …”

    1. Charlee…it WAS definitely surreal. I was working back then in the local version of the twin towers/World Trade Center in downtown Denver; they evacuated the building and sent everyone home fearing that all trade center buildings might be targeted. Such a sad day.

        1. Let’s hope we can educate them so they will honor those who perished as well as the rescuers.

  3. I was at work that awful morning, here in Greenville. All work stopped as we sat in shock at the news as it came over the loudspeaker. Then again as we watched replays on the tv screen in the conference room. The worst was not knowing enough about the Pentagon attack to know if my Dad and my brother and his family were safe, as they were all living in Arlington at the time. I was able to reach Dad about an hour later and he assured me everyone was home and safe. I later learned that I, like many in our generation, lost many school chums in the 9/11 attacks.

    Now, years later, I fear that future generations may not learn from the mistakes of the past, either. My two older grandsons (age 12 and 10) have not been taught anything about Pearl Harbor or WWII in school. The only WWII history they’ve been taught is what their father learned from their grandfather. It astounds me what school kids are NOT being taught these days!!! (Sorry for the rant.)

    1. It was the same for me. Our office was in the Denver “World Trade Center” towers. After the second tower came down the building was shut down and everyone was sent home. We had no idea if we’d be targeted or what. I was numb the entire day watching the coverage. Little did we know then that was just the beginning. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  4. Mom says she can’t believe that is is 22 years already. She was living in Europe and was driving home from a class when she started to hear about it. I guess she was glued to CNN for a few days, but it wasn’t anything like it was if she had been in the US. In a lot of ways, she is glad she was living abroad at that time.

    1. It was a very surreal time, that’s for sure. Such uncertainty as to what/why that happened. All the more reason we must never forget. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

    1. Hope springs eternal. I’m not sure they have the same level of grief, but think (hope) they recognize the importance of never forgetting.

  5. That is a day I will never forget. I lived in Manhattan many years ago. When I moved there – driving on the Jersey turnpike – the World Trade Center was the first thing I saw – it was my welcome home symbol. I’ve visited Manhattan since 9/11 but cannot visit where the towers stood.

    1. Understandable. Even visiting Baltimore and seeing various pieces from the towers wreckage, really impacted me when I was visiting family members. Something I will never forget.

  6. I will never forget. I can remember exactly what I was doing then this happened.

    Awww on the precious pup. Many pets grieved too.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches to Elsa and a hug to you. โ™ฅ

    1. We all are anchored as to what we were doing and where we were that day. I salute the first responders, and especially those who with 4 paws and who fearlessly searched. Their efforts don’t get as recognized as much as the firefighters but who were invaluable in making a difference for everyone they encountered. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #neverforget

  7. I still remember where I was when my Friend called me long distance & said “Turn on your TV to Channel 12…” (WKBW in New York)
    I sat transfixed for most of the day in a state of shock…..
    We who remember will never forget!
    Sherri-Ellen (BellaSita Mum) & **purrss** BellaDharma

  8. That’s the second 9/11 date that I mark, the other being the overthrow of Allende. Both vile attempts to wreck the lives of innocent people with terrible consequences.

  9. It’s one of those days we remember in great detail where we were when we heard the news. For me Kennedy’s death is like that too. There aren’t as many events with so much impact. Hugs for all the survivors.

        1. Absolutely! I was working at the phone company and they called me to come in as they expected the switchboard to be jammed with callers when Bobby was assassinated. Terrible events in this country’s history.

    1. While our grief has changed over the years, we will never forget that morning and will continue to remember all those lost, whether they had two or four legs.

    1. That horrific event will never be forgotten. It’s embedded in our collective DNA. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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