Over the past few weeks leading up to the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, the same question has been posed all over the radio, television and internet –
“Where were you?”
I’ve thought about this question for weeks. Where was I? What was I doing? Who was I with?
On September 11th, 2001:
• I was starting my 3rd year at the University of Guelph.
• I was living with Phoenix in residence.
• I had been dating Huib for ten months.
• I was looking forward to a bright future.
I remember that morning. I remember walking down the hall from my residence room. I remember hearing a lot of people crying and talking in the lounge. I remember hearing the television. I remember stopping at the door of the lounge to listen. And, I remember the feeling of shock that came over me.
I had not lost anyone that day. I had no real ties to America. But, I knew this day would change my life forever.
September 11th, 2001 is a day that should never be forgotten.
It is a day when we all learned that no one was safe. A day when the world stopped, and cried together. A day when thousands of people and special dogs were lost.
Please take a moment, to remember and thank all who were lost.