Ten years ago today I woke up to get ready for school and turned on the television to check the weather and instead saw what only could be described as something I never thought I’d see. Good Morning America had an image of a plane flying into one of the World Trade Centres. The world was in disbelief- this, one of the defining moments of this generation.
My first thought was that we were watching actual footage of a plane experiencing engine failure but reports started streaming in on every channel that it had been the second hit and that it had been an alleged (at that time) terrorist attack- four jet airliners had been hijacked- I was shaken and terrified.
I remember being glued to the television screen while dialing everyone I knew just to confirm that I was seeing what the whole world was seeing- what every channel was airing.
The world on this day ten years ago was not divided by country lines and oceans but brought together by humanity, compassion and courage.
For the millions of people affected by this terrible tragedy- from the victims and their families, the survivors, the firefighters and to the people of New York- we think of you and remember you all today.