heartfelt song asks....
"Where were you when the world stopped turning
on that September Day?"
Flashback September 11 2001...
...it was just a typical morning for me.
I had gotten up and showered and was
waiting for Keith
to come home from working night shift.
I never listen to the radio or watched TV
in the mornings.
I saw him drive up so I went out to greet him
but instead of the usual
he said....with a strange look on his face
"have you heard? A plane hit one of the
Twin Towers and then another one hit the
We ran to turn on the TV.
We just stared at the screen
and tried to understand what we were seeing.
We were still sitting there staring
at the screen when the first tower fell.
We weren't sure exactly
what we were seeing.
It all seemed so surreal.
was talking and the screen was split
with him on one side and the burning
towers on the other.
He didn't realize that as we were watching
him we could also see the tower falling
and for a few seconds he was oblivious to the scene
unfolding beside him.
I kept the TV on all day.
We ate our meals in front of the TV.
Keith was speechless.
Less than two weeks later we had to
drive up to Canada.
We drove through Kansas
Missouri, Iowa, South Dakota,
and North Dakota.
All along our route
we saw American flags.
When we crossed the border into
it was the same.
We went into a store in Manitoba
grab something to eat and we
were about to pay...
there on the counter was a
donation can for the
American Red Cross.
These cans were in every store we
entered across the border and the further north
more American flags
continued to fly.
Not just along the highway
and in the stores
but they flew
outside private homes.
For those who had no flag pole
they hung them on their fences
or where ever else they could be seen.
In their own quiet way
these Canadians showed support
for their neighbors to the south.
It made me very proud of my homeland.
It's hard to believe that ten years
My thoughts and prayers go
out to all those who lost loved
ones on that terrible day.