The footage is very real. Don't watch if you can't stomach it.
If you can, then grab a tissue and we'll watch it together.
My memory of that day is not out of the ordinary. I was doing the same thing as everyone else when I got a phone call from my sister Paula telling me to turn on the tv and my world came to a screeching halt. Mariah was 18 months old and I was pregnant with Brinlee.
I was working part time for Caldera Systems as a receptionist and I was just getting ready to leave for work when the 2nd plane hit.
I remember watching the replay of the 1st plane and trying to play out in my mind what could have possibly happened, but when the 2nd plane hit, is was horrendously obvious what was happening.
I can still hear the eerie quiet-ness of the skies and streets that day. I remember the sense of hopelessness in the days after and then the slow building up of unity across the nation.
I am proud to be an American and I send my prayers and well-wishes to those that have made and still make my freedom possible.
I am forever indebted.