Monday, September 9

Monday Mission 1. Where were you and what was happening in your life the moment when you first became aware of what was happening at the World Trade Center in New York City last September 11th? What was the first thing you did when you heard the news?I was at work, and a lady that I work with came asked me where the nearest TV was, she'd just heard from her husband that something had hit the WTC. So we all found a conference room where there was a TV and sat and watched the 2nd plane hit, then news reporting that something hit the Pentagon. It was like watching a movie, yet trying to grasp that it was real life. I had tears streaming down my face in disbelief then for all those who died and their loved ones. 2. When those truly responsible for the attack are apprehended, what do you think would be the most fitting form of justice? They should suffer the same and worse terror and death as their victims, if that's possible. 3. This will probably be much like when our parents respond to "Where were you when JFK was shot?"- an event never forgotten by those who were there. But how do you think the history books should present the 9-11 attacks? Should it be included for all future generations? How can we truly convey the shock, the outrage, the emotions and pain of that day to the children of our children? Yes, most definitely. This event changed the world. 4. No one in that building, in the Pentagon, or on the planes (other than the terrorists) knew that 9-11 would be their last day to be alive. For me, it brought home the reality that I could be gone at anytime, without any warning. Now, I really want each day to have some value. Did the events of 9-11 bring about a change in the way you live your life? Its shown me, as any other disaster or life threatening event that life is precious. Its too bad we have to be reminded of it by tragedy. 5. Several who loved to fly in planes will not step foot in one anymore. Many parents are more protective of their children. A year later, do you find yourself feeling more secure than back then? Or is it just a matter of time before something else happens? I feel more safe knowing the security is tighter but am not terrified that one will be highjacked. A terrorist attack could happen anytime, anywhere not just with planes. We can't let them paralyze us in fear. 6. The best way for me to honor the those impacted by the attack will be to refrain from any media that day. No papers, no radio and especially no television. Others will light candles, and others will attend special services. What, if anything, will you do to personally reflect on the tragedy? I will put a tribute for those who died by putting a couple of graphics on my blog, but will not blog that day. Otherwise I will try not to dwell on all the suffering but revrently celebrate life. Life goes on and we need to remember that there were many survivors as well. 7. One of the visuals that touched me the most were the walls and walls full of hand made "Missing" posters. What image will you always have in your mind when you recall the events of 9-11? The flag that still stood at WTC. BONUS: Who's gonna come around when you break? All my friends and family. Can always depend on them.