11 September 2011

10 Years Later…

…We are still holding strong to our beliefs.

…We are still remembering our heroes.

…We are still the United States of America.

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I have been seeing a lot of “Where were you 10 years ago today?” out here in blogland. For me, I will never forget this day nor this date.

On Sunday, September 9, 2001 I went to bed and had a dream. I dreamed about a plane flying into a tall building. Little did I know that this particular dream would be one that came true.

On Tuesday, September 11, 2001 I was on my way to Ann Arbor, MI to the VA Hospital as I was extremely ill. All the way there I noticed semi’s being pulled over and cops everywhere. I had not yet seen or heard the news, but being so close to Canada, I figured it had something to do with border patrol issues. Boy, was I ever wrong.

911-2We got to the hospital and I noticed a heightened sense of security. Still, I didn’t connect the two. It wasn’t until I was in the examining room when the doctor came in and asked me “Have you heard any news recently?” I told him that all I heard was something about some plane hitting some building, but nothing out of the ordinary. He then told me that the WTC had been hit and both towers were burning. Still, NO connection!

By the time we got home that afternoon (keep in mind that I lived almost 2 hours northwest of Ann Arbor) and turned on CNN I realized that my dream was a reality. I will never forget the images of the WTC on fire and the second plane hitting the South tower. What I had dreamed 2 nights before was EXACTLY what was being shown on CNN.

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So, where was I on September 11, 2001? I was glued to the television, not believing that I had yet another premonition, and stunned that we, the USA, had been attacked on our own grounds.

May all of those lives lost rest in peace. May all of those men and women who toiled at Ground Zero for days and weeks be lifted. May those who continue to suffer from the after effects of exposure be healed.

God bless our men, women, children, country, and FREEDOM!

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1 comment:

Laurie Kolp said...

Wow... that's bone-chilling!