Nine Eleven

ImageBecause this horror is named and remembered by its date, it’s unlikely to be forgotten.  Here is my memory of that day…..On September 11, 2001 between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. I was coming out of the train station in Philadelphia and getting into a cab headed for the Deloitte office there , 6+ months pregnant I was not amused to find that there were no desks available for me to work from and as I stomped around the office conveying my displeasure I happened upon some colleagues gathered in a conference room watching something on TV and murmuring about a plane crash….little did I know it was the plane crash to end all plane crashes and there were 4 in total….one at the Pentagon in the very city I’d just left.  The mister had to come to Philly to retrieve his pregnant wife b/c the trains stopped running.  Because of our cars being gone some of the neighbors were worried about us as dinner time approached.  Of all of my friends I’ll never forget that Lisa L. Garman called to make sure I was ok b/c she knew my work took me up and down the east coast and potentially New York.  God Bless those who lost their lives that day b/c they were in those buildings or b/c they were trying to rescue those who were trapped inside.  God Bless our DoD, civilian and military, who work at the Pentagon and lived through the unthinkable, and last but not least the brave souls who fought the hijackers in the plane that crashed in PA….and all of their friends and families and pets who were affected by this tragedy.  As long as I live you will not be forgotten!

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My country tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died!
Land of the Pilgrim’s pride!
From every mountain side,
Let freedom ring!

My native country, thee,
Land of the noble free,
Thy name I love.
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills;
My heart with rapture fills
Like that above.

Let music swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees
Sweet freedom’s song.
Let mortal tongues awake;
Let all that breathe partake;
Let rocks their silence break,
The sound prolong.

Our father’s God to, Thee,
Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright
With freedom’s holy light;
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God, our King!

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Author: The C-Sweet

I'm a small business adviser and HR consultant, former part-time college professor, soccer & baseball mom, livin' in the northern Virginia subburbs, sipping the chardonnay, sharing my opinion on whatever catches my fancy and occasionally entertaining a few folks with tales from my ADDiva life!

4 thoughts on “Nine Eleven”

    1. Awesome, thank you for letting me know…..it hit so close to home, so close to home…I’d been in meetings at Windows on the World at the top of one of the towers, Deloitte’s office was at World Financial Center just across the courtyard from the WTC, a colleague lost a childhood friend, my ex used to work there and made sales calls into companies located there….this is why I had to visit Ground Zero when we went to NY that weekend…..the ripple effect was felt so far and wide and it changed our world forever.

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