June 29, 2017

Remembering 9/11

New York


September 11, 2001 was one of the worst tragedies in our nation’s history.  The attacks that day were so devastating and took the lives of nearly 3,000 people.  It’s a day that will always remain in our hearts.


I was working on 9-11, flying from Baltimore to Denver when the attacks took place.  We diverted to Indianapolis and with all the gates taken, sat on the tarmac for over 3 hours.  I don’t think I will ever forget the faces I saw that morning.  Everyone was in disbelief and it was difficult to even find a working cell phone to reach out to loved ones.  After being put up in a downtown hotel, I was stuck there for 5 days before making it back home.


Our country has made great progress in moving forward from that day.  We have rid the world of Osama Bin Laden and many other Al-Qaeda operatives and have proven that our nation is strong and can overcome even the worst of disasters.


Just remember that the enemy is still out there.  With all the heightened security and TSA restrictions,  I think many people lose sight of that.  Everyday the enemy is learning and evolving, so we must make sure we do the same.


I ask you to take a few minutes today and recognize all the lives that were lost and if you come into contact with one of our armed forces, tell them just how much you appreciate what they do.  God Bless and lets all do our part to keep America safe.



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