On my drive in to school today I saw flags were put out in front of homes and businesses. Those that had flag poles, lowered their flags to half mass. It is a solemn reminder of what happened on this date not so very long ago; twelve years to be exact. This country was shredded and in tears, but came together. Many became patriotic, heroes were made, loved ones were lost. But we all stood up to help one another in a desperate time of need.
I remember that day as if it were yesterday. I think we all will. I was on the USS George Washington CVN 73. I could not believe what I was seeing on the TV’s that were playing throughout the ship. It was like a horror movie on every station, showing those two planes crashing into the twin towers. They kept playing it on repeat, as it they too could not believe what they were seeing.
Later that night my ship made its way to New York’s harbor, where it sat for three weeks, guarding the coastline.
I made a video for youtube of the one year ceremony we had on my ship. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-q5YwKnLFc&feature=c4-overview&list=UU6Zq3hBeffSXivm9eiSPLsw