it's hard to believe this is the eleventh anniversary of the september eleventh attacks. eleven years later, it is still fresh in my mind.
maybe it's because as an eight year old, it was one of the first times i ever saw evil in the world. i wasn't far removed from the attacks. i remember leaving school early and seeing ambulances rush by my car (i live only an hour from the city, so many firefighters, police men, and emt's rushed to help). i could see the smoke rising in the sky. countless men and women from my town died that day.
there are not many things you remember as an eight year old. but this tragic event is something i will never forget.