Sunday, September 11, 2011

9-11 Tenth Anniversary Remembrance Blog Hop

Welcome to a blog hop devoted to the remembrance of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11th. If you just happened up my blog, then you really want to start at the beginning from Tami's blog.

The terrorist attack against our nation, which happened a decade ago, is a long time for some. However for many, the day feels all too close. The deeply seared memories of the human sufferings and acts of heroism, which took place on that day, changed our nation.

The nation was in shock when terrorists decided to hijack our airplanes and turn them into weapons. It was beyond anyone’s belief that something so horrific could happen on our own soil. It would be one thing if it were just the destruction of the Twin Towers or damage to the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, PA, but almost 3,000 people perished, from the attack, leaving a scar on the soul of America.

Americans came together as one, in the emotional aftermath of 9-11. We were united by grief, had compassion for those who died along with their families, and showed loyalty to our country.

Please join the country in a moment of silence on Sunday morning, at 8:46 (Eastern Time). This should be a time to reflect on what we all lost, as well as on the courage and common purpose that lived and still resides, deep within the American people.

10 of us blogging friends would like you to join in this day of remembrance, by stopping by each blog to see a project made for the tenth anniversary of 9-11.

If you get lost along the way, here is the lineup:
Tami -
Lynne -
Vicki -
Amy -
Lisa -
Susan: <>
Lynda - <>
Theresa -
Jearise -

Tami will be offering blog candy;All related to the Red, White, and Blue, which stands for this country. To win this, you have to leave a comment of where you were the morning of 9-11-2001, when our nation was attacked on her blog. Also, leave her a way to contact you. She will choose the winner through and announce the winner by Tuesday, Sept. 13th.

Let me tell you why I chose to do this project......

This is another project that stretched me to my limits. Since that fateful day, I purposely do not watch the news immediately preceding and on the day of this tragedy. I can still remember where I was (as I am sure everyone can) when this happened. I received a call from my father who worked up the street from the towers telling me this was not an accident. He had just started working for AT&T and got stuck in NYC for 3 days with no medication (his office became a command center for communications). I suppose I am still fortunate as I had stopped working up the block from the WTC to raise my kids but my husband at the time, my sister-in law and my cousin (he was going to high school in NYC) were all there. All my family members made it out of the city except my sister in law, Rose. You see she had just gone back to work in the Trade Center after being off the summer. She did not make it home. She left behind 5 children whom I had been with since they were all babies. I think this was the hardest part of it all; the ones left behind. So in Rose's loving memory and for her children I made this layout. We will never forget the lives that were lost that day and we must remember to love the ones near and dear to us because we never know when it will be the last time we see them. Here is the layout that I made using My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software. I am going to offer to have it printed for her children as well:

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I now send you onto the amazing Lynda. Until next time.....