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I was driving to Wal-mart yesterday and on the radio the announcer said ” I don’t remember what I did last week, but I can tell you exactly where I was on 9/11/2001.”
I kept driving and thought about those words the whole time.  He is right.. I don’t remember what I did last week but I can remember that day like it was yesterday.
 I was in Jr. High, I believe 8th grade if my memory serves me right.  I was running down the stairs of our house on my way out to catch the bus.  My Dad was standing in the living room, my mom sitting on the couch.  My Dad stops me on my way out the door and says “Katie.. Look at what happened!”  I glance over at the T.V and he said “Look at this.. A plane just hit the world trade center!”  I had no idea what it really meant and I remember saying “awesome Dad, now I’m going to miss the bus!”
I remember getting to school and kids were scared and crying.  I think back to that time and remember spending every class period with the T.V’s blaring and teachers talking to us about what was happening.  I had no idea the impact of what had happened. Once I got home from school, the next few days were spent in front of the T.V watching every detail.
I love going to New York.. I’ve been many times and I have fallen in LOVE with the city!  I am grateful that my parents brought me once before 9/11 and I was able to go to the Twin Towers.  
These first two pictures were taken with my family and cousins around 1996 in New York.. 
I couldn’t seem to find the picture of us in front of the towers.. but you get the idea 🙂

These next two pictures were when I went to New York just a few short years after.  I was able to stand right next to “The Cross at Ground Zero”.  I am so grateful to live in this Country.  I am American to the core and I was so grateful to have been able to stand on the ground where so many brave fire fighters, policemen and Hero’s gave their lives helping others.  

My Sister posted this on her Facebook and I thought I would share:
“It is hard to imagine that 9/11 will be just a page in our kids history books… that they will never really understand how real it was to watch innocent people lose their lives and to watch heroes fight for our freedom”
God Bless the U.S.A
{Yes.. I realize that its now Sept 13 and I’m a little late on this post, but it’s my blog and this is just how I roll 🙂 }

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