I didn’t know anyone lost on 9/11, and yet I weep…

Ten years ago I stopped at a 7-eleven to get gas. I decided to get some donuts for the office so I walked into the store. The TV was on showing images of the smoking first Tower. I watched as I waited in line to what I thought was a movie trailer, when I saw the second plane crash against the second tower.

The screaming of the people on the TV as well as the screaming of the people in the 7–eleven made me realize it was real…and so I started weeping…

I didn’t know anyone lost on 9/11, or their families, and yet I wept.

I wept as I watched in horror, I wept as I felt their fear… as I felt their families’ pain…

I wept as I imagine parentless children…children less parents…

I wept as my American Dream of safety crumbled…

I didn’t know anyone lost on 9/11…and yet ten years later I still weep.

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Author of Innocent War www.susanviolante.com
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