Another weekend in the books, and another day that flew by faster than I could have imagined. Life has been all over the place. Work has been busy, House content is constantly being created. Football just returned to our televisions and have consumed our Sundays. There are a millions things that are happening this fall, and another million things that I need to accomplish, but as my Mom always says "one day at a time".
I began to shut down for the night. Schedule any emails that need to get sent out for the morning. Plan my to-do list for the week. Finish up some laundry. Stretch and take a melatonin. I was about to call it in for the night, but that was until I looked at my phone one last time and noticed the date.
September 11th, 2023.
I knew the 11th was coming, but caught up in my own world, it completely passed my mind. I knew when I would wake up, I would get a call from my parents, who still remember the day so vividly. I would watch the memorial service that takes place in New York. I would say my prayers, and then I would go on my merry way. 9/11 is a day of remembrance, and I try to pick at my memories of that day. I was four, but some flashes still come up. I remember asking if my Nana was okay, because she used to work at the towers, and I remember my mom watching TV and trying to call my Dad, but that's about it.
For many, this day is just a historical event that comes and goes every year, because most don't have a connection point. For others, this day haunts them regularly, and they know exactly when the 11th of September is approaching, and the pain they have to endure when the day comes.
As time goes by, it's sad to say that people are beginning to consider it a regular day. Life keeps moving, but I hope these stories never fade away, despite the years that pass.
Our country is heading down a dark path. People are divided, people are angry, people are disconnected. Let this day mark a time where the country was attacked, and how people came together to help each other and to perceiver. May we never forget the people who were lost, and we may never forget what it means to be an American.
9/11/01 - Never Forget.
A collection of stories published on House Enterprise over the years.