Sunday, September 11, 2011


Ten years ago today, I was on my way to downtown for my calculus class, when I heard about the terrorist attack.  I remember being scared and unsure.  I still went to class but the college closed pretty quickly and I went back home to watch the images that are now linked with the date 9/11.

Ten years have passed and now I work in a middle school as a math teacher.  Friday, I spent a couple of minutes listening to another teacher reading a story to her students that explained what happened ten years ago.  These students were too young to have had memories of that day.  I was glad she was doing it.  As a country, we need to remember.  I didn't know anyone who died and I've only been casual friends to those who have served in the military since.

I will always be grateful for the movie, Remember Me, for bringing the experience to a more personal level for me.  While I had thought the movie was about 9/11, it drew me in and I had forgotten about that detail until the very moment when the plane hit the twin towers in the movie.  I will never forget the audible gasp in the theater.  Because I had created a bond with the character in the movie who dies, I felt a very small part of the pain that others must have felt for real that day.  I cried.  It's just one more way for us to always remember.
Remember &
God Bless the whole world 


  1. I felt the same way about Remember Me.

    I was 11 when 9/11 happened. One of my friends' uncle was on one of the planes. All I remember is that day changed everything about the world that I knew.

  2. I just finished posting my tribute to 9/11 when I saw your post. Remember Me was an excellent tribute to the tragedy that will forever be burned into our minds. I really like your post.

    Kristin @ Better Read Than Dead

  3. I haven't watched Remember Me yet, but I heard it was such an amazing movie. One of my friends (who NEVER cries during a movie) told me her eyes were like waterfalls!

    I love that the movie explores the awfulness of such a horrible event, helping us remember, and I love your tribute to 9/11.

    Thanks so much for writing this! ♥

  4. Great post <333 I have yet to see Remember Me but I DEF want to<3