Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Remembering 9/11

Today I'm thinking about all the victims of  9/11 and their families. I can't believe it's been 11 years... 11 years... wow. The shock and horror are still fresh enough to move me to tears. Everyone always asks if you remember where you were on 9/11. Do you remember where you were? I do. 

I remember exactly where I was standing, who I was with and who told me when the first plane hit the World Trade Center. I remember watching on the TV in the patient waiting area in shock as the second plane hit. And I remember going back to take care of my veteran patients with a terrified student who was afraid any government building could be next... I was working at the VA Medical Center in Providence, Rhode Island on that day. I remember it as vividly as if it were yesterday.

Little did I know at the time, but there was someone I knew on the plane I had just watched crash into the WTC. Amy Jarret was a Flight Attendant on United Airlines Flight 175. I knew her from high school at Mount St Charles Academy in Woonsocket, RI. Two years younger than I and her life gone in a flash...

In honor of Amy and all of those lost on that horrible day, I designed my Remember 9/11 Memorial Bracelets. A portion of the proceeds from each one sold is donated to the Twin Towers Orphan Fund to help children who lost one or both parents on September 11th.

If  you lost someone or want to share memories, please feel free to do so.... even if it's just a simple RIP comment... let's honor and remember the wonderful people lost that day ♥ I'll go first :)


Debi said...

♥ RIP Amy Jarret ♥
Flight Attendant
United Airlines Flight 175

Jan Hermann said...

What a wonderful post Debi...and beautiful Memorial to Amy with the Jewelry, too.

It indeed was a very sad day and every anniversary I remember too, as if it were yesterday.

♥ RIP ♥

Debi said...

Thank you Jan ♥ Amazing how vivid the images are in your mind, huh? It rocks me to my core even now...