Saturday, September 10, 2011

Remembering 9/11 Ten Years Later

I've already written a 9/11 post, here. I even posted a photo of mail I didn't receive until months later from the Princeton, NJ post office. This was one of the post offices that went through the anthrax scare. If you click the link, and then click on the photo, you can actually read the print on the plastic packaging. It's interesting. And I never thought I'd see the day that would happen.

This anthrax scare was just one of the side effects here in the east coast that happened in the days that followed the terrorist attacks on the United States. I remember terrorist threats on bridges between Wilmington, DE, all the way up to New England. And driving into NY, at the end of the tunnels and bridges, was like driving into a war zone. And the funerals and memorials seemed never ending.

I can't believe it's been ten years already. It seems like just yesterday. I have family and friends in Manhattan and I don't think I've ever felt that kind of panic before. Everything changed after that day, from the way we travel to the way we view certain things. I know I changed. But we came back even stronger and better than before. And it's proof that no matter how hard they try to knock us, we're still the greatest country in the world.


Veronica VICtorian said...

*applause* And a hearty "HOOAH!" (Army call)

ryan field said...

Thanks, Veronica!!

Veronica VICtorian said...

Thank YOU for writing this. It's always good to see that there are people who remember, who honor those who lost their lives and who realize that we came out much stronger than we went in.

Ryan said...

great post bro we all need to remember and never forget and remind others to do the same. my post will be up on 9-11


ryan field said...

Thanks, Ryan. I'm coming over now.