Remembering 9-11

11 Sep

It is hard to believe that eleven years ago today, what was supposed to be an ordinary September 11th turned out to be a date that everyone, all over the world, would never forget.

If you ask anyone old enough, each and every single person can remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard about the tragic events that took place. I remember distinctly where I was when I found out. I was in grade 8 and it was during lunch when a few friends and I were sitting outside chatting. A friend had gone home for lunch and arrived back to school with the horrible news. At that point we were not sure what to make of the news as we could not grasp the severity of what actually took place. The bell rang and we proceeded to our next class. My teacher (who was in his first year of teaching) had to break the news to us in the most gentle way possible, without scaring us all and with the few facts he knew at that moment.

The 9/11 Collection from CMA’s Permanent Collection of children’s artwork

The world is a very different place than it was eleven years ago. There are so many tragic images that are seared into my mind from that day and what I choose to remember are the images of bravery, unity and pride. Today we remember and honour the fallen heroes and victims.

While the years go by, the memories of that day certainly do not fade.



2 Responses to “Remembering 9-11”

  1. carlybumstead September 11, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    Isn’t it crazy to think of how young we were at the time and how little we understood about what was happening? Yet the images stay burned forever in our memories. Nice post M.A. It’s difficult to put the words to text sometimes on topics like this one.

    • merzybean September 11, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

      Thanks, Carly! It really is crazy when we think back to how young we were and yet our memory of that day is quite vivid.

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