I want to see if we can get everyone to post a remembrance for the tenth anniversary of September 11th. If you are willing, please post a hub about where you were, how you felt, what you did, or how it affected you or a loved one.
I want to cover HubPages with tributes for one day.
I am not sure I have enough to make a hub, but I can say I was at home at the time, and randomly switched on my television. The station I was on was flooded with the story, and within seconds I was in total shock, and rapidly moved to tears. Rarely have I ever been so distraught. Many might ask why it affected me so deeply when I don't live in the US, and my answer would be that coming from a Financial Centre Island such as Guernsey, I knew many people on Guernsey would have actual colleagues working in the twin towers. I was not living on Guernsey at the time, but even listening to those terribly sad answerphone messages left by people trapped in the towers to their loved ones, or seeing the people jumping to their deaths, hearing the tales of rescuers bravery resulting in their own deaths, just broke my heart. To this day I cannot watch the programmes on the 9/11 tragedy without ending up in tears, even in public places such as our local pub.
I have a Husband who works locally in the Finance Industry, and he went to Ground Zero a year or two after the tragedy. He was disgusted to find Chinese people selling T-Shirts saying something like "I Have Been to 9/11". That was just so sick, and a twisted way of profiting of from a disaster.
Even typing this hurt and brought tears to my eyes yet again. I for one will never forget this horror, nor will I ever forgive those who perpetrated it on innocent civilians in the most cowardly manner possible. May they all suffer in the most horrendous ways possible as some kind of justice that will still never be enough for what they did!
what a touching story. I was appalled a the people capitalizing off of the misfortune of others. I think you have enough for a great hub, let's get it posted where everyone can see it.
Leave it with me and I will see what I can do. I take it the plan is for everyone to publish the Hubs on Sept 11th itself? (Great idea for a tribute by the way).
At the time of the tragedy on 9/11, I was on the other side of the globe. But I always use to watch BBC or CNN-IBN. I was seeing a local news channel which flashed the news of the terrorism going on. Immediately I switched over to CNN and got the first hand news coverage. I was shocked and felt as if it was happening in India itself. I called my son, an engineer and asked him to watch it. But he was already watching it. For the whole day, I never took my eyes apart from the tv screen, and felt a fitting reply will be and should be given to the terrorists, whoever they may be. It actually happened and the enraged US president "declared war" on an unknown enemy. His investigators would have found out who they were, but the President never mentioned them by name. In the following days, the US President is said to have called on the Pakistan President Musharaff and warned him that he is going to bomb the whole of Pakistan to the extent of going back to the stone-ages, if the terrorists were not handed over to the US. We in India, were well aware that the perpetrators would be none other than Pakistanis or their protectors (Osama). The Delhi born Pak. President tactfully sent the culprits to mountainous Afganistan and assured full support to US to track down the sinners.
I was on the west coast getting ready for work and listening to the news in the background. My cousins still live in NY and this is where most of my family was born. Once the words on the TV began to sink in, I simply sat on the edge of the bed and stared in shock at the madness. I have never felt so helpless. The more I watched and listened the more angry I became. Flashes of history stretched across my brain. The young military people who fell to the Pearl Harbor attack on Hawaii normally seemed so far removed; yet in those moments on the morning of 911, they touched my soul deeply and with measure.
I still find silence on my lips when a vision of 911 pops on the TV, the anguish for all of those who suffer because of it weighs heavy to this day. Since then, our world has become something a little different, a little smaller, and little more vulnerable, and possibly a little more connected. I remain in prayer for the lost souls then and for those who give their life in the battle's of today.
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