I am sure that everyone reading this can remember where they were, what they were doing when they first learned about the events of September 11th, 2001. I was driving up the 5 freeway past Encinitas Blvd on my way to Vista when a breaking news report came over the radio. I immediately called my father, Carlos Aguilar and told him to turn on the news. I will never forget that morning. I called my grandparents next and turned around and went home. I was 21 years old at the time.
I wasn’t around for D-Day, Pearl Harbor, the Martin Luther King or John F Kennedy assassination. As horrible of an event 9/11 was it was the most significant event that had taken place during my life time. Yesterday was probably the 2nd most significant event. I was over at my dads watching Sunday Night Baseball when my dad saw the ticker at the bottom of the screen saying Osama Bin Laden was dead. Immediately we changed the channel. Similar to the tragic events of 9/11 we were glued to the TV for the next few hours.
The events of 9/11 changed our way of life forever!
I want to send our deepest gratitude to the men and woman who serve our country around the world. In addition we must never forget the 1st responders who gave everything on that tragic day in 2001 and all of the innocent victims who lost their lives.
All I can say is Thank you! Thank you to everyone within the Military and all law enforcement and firefighters. As I remember the days following the tragic events of 9/11 I remember the way our county came together as one. It didn’t matter what your religion or ethnicity or what your political party was. This great country came together as one and we were all proud to be an American!
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I was at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel 50 blocks from ground zero, but I may as well been 50 miles. I drove up from work that afternoon, and I have never seen the streets and highways so empty. I still smell that acrid smoke smell sometimes. That god we have heros like the FDNY and our troops.
I was at home getting ready to substitute at a middle school and was wondering how the administration and teachers would handle the news with the kids. They left it for the parents and I commend them for doing that.
I was so young… still in 6th grade and got to school late that day- I will never forget the moment when I walked into my classroom and everyone was gathered around watching the TV. I thought it was a movie at first, thinking to myself, “there’s no way that could be real!” but it was, and is, and aren’t we so grateful to all the men and women who continually work to keep us safe! Thanks for the reminder! We have so much to live for here! I know I’m proud to be an American!
I remember how shocking it was to hear this news. It’s amazing how something can bring a country together so closely knit together. It’s a wonderful thing to be an American, and I will support our troops always. Thanks for this post, it’s a good reminder to us all why our ancestors died for us in the first stages of this country coming into being, and to remember to stay close even in the hard times ahead.
I am also proud to be an American with such diversified communities!!! 🙂 Salute to those Americans who have laid life for our peaceful & calm lifestyle waiting to see us living lavishly!!!
Thanks for all the comments everyone. I think we can all remember what we were doing and where we were. It feels like yesterday, this was an event that we will all remember forever. It affected so many people in so many different ways.
The 9/11 is always memorable to everyone. And it was the day when the US starts to struggle with the terrorism more intense. I think terrorism is the enemy of all.
Its amazing how time flies but the memory remains strong and always will.
I was at home, here in the UK when 9/11 happened. I remember seeing the news before school and truly could not believe for a second what i was seeing was true. It was strange, i’ve never felt that way when watching the news before – quite sick, yet totally dumb founded. I didn’t go to school that day as i was totally worried and concerned for all the families involved, my parents were understanding about how i felt and let me stay off school.
The day i found out Osama was dead was the total opposite, i was quite frankly as happy as i could be.
Great article! Keep up the good content.
While I agree with the content in Proud to be an American – San Diego Real Estate News , I think the buoyant sentiment around at the moment is a result of a politically engineered set of circumstances. The demand for consumer credit is still weak and there is no improvement in the housing market. The developed nations are surviving on their governments ability to just borrow and spend into their economies which is unsustainable. Regards, Clementina Nishiyama.
9/11 was a terrible tragedy! God bless those people, especially the firefighters who did what they can to help.
Great post. Amazing the sacrifices they make. And we too in the Seattle homes market are thankful as well.
I am SO proud to be an american!!! (I’m from a small town near little rock, arkansas 🙂
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