Thursday, September 11, 2008

Let us remember...

Cameron looked out the window today, and said, 'Mommy! There's a flag at our house!' A flag? What day was it? I realized, with sadness, that it was 9-11. How could I forget so easily a day that changed all of our lives? I came downstairs to YouTube to show Cameron the footage of the towers. I know he doesn't understand, but how can I treat this day like any other? I feel I need to teach him about what happened and why we remember this day each year. In looking for videos, I found this one. I am still not done watching it, and am not sure I can finish it right now. These are the most personal accounts I've heard so far. Instead of focusing on the heroes, as many news stations did, it actually shows the horrible truth. I think I needed to realize exactly what it was like for the people dying and jumping out of windows. If you're feeling up to it, I highly recommend this video. I will never think of 9-11 the same again.

4 comments:

Shanna said...

Ugh it still chokes me up to watch these videos...

raising4boys said...

That's great you took a minute to tell Cameron.

Brother and Sister Harker said...

So sad. I did not watch all the video but it is important to remember not just the hero's. We have to remember the people like 'the falling man' because that was a person with a story and he was important to people. How can you just overlook someone like that. I know we should not dwell on negative things but I feel like I owe it to those people who died to know their story.

Rob and Tiff said...

What a profound video. Every time I watch something about 9/11 I get glued to it like it was happening right then all over. Thank you for sharing this video and helping us all to remember.