I’ve been thinking a lot about 9/11 and the twin towers today. I was only in New York once, but I did get to see those awesome buildings and be a part of the hustle and bustle around the city.
I won a free trip to New York for me and my friend. It was so fun and exciting. One thing we did was visit the Statue of Liberty, and the picture we took that day still gives me chills.
The same clear blue sky that was present on 9/11 was there that day we visited years before. It was so sunny and warm (despite that it was in November) that I wasn’t even wearing my jacket.
The trip was fun because I had never been to New York before, and it was free. (Free stuff is always a little bit more satisfying, isn’t it?) I won the trip by writing a 50-word essay, which, if you know anything about writing, is nothing. (In fact, I’ve already got three times that in this post so far.)
The essay was about a woman who was “different but equal” from you, and I nominated my pal and we both got free flights and hotel (at the Waldorf no less) and travel from the airport. We went over Thanksgiving weekend and saw the Macy’s parade and went to some Broadway shows and it was such a blast.
I still feel those fond memories when I look at this picture. But I also remember that horrible day in 2001. Will we ever forget that? No matter where you were, you remember. I said a prayer this morning about that day. For the souls that were lost, for the families of the victims, for all those still suffering, and for everyone in our country. Will you join me? I believe in prayer. I know many of you do as well, and if it’s your first time praying, just close your eyes and silently talk to God about whatever is on your mind. About this day, the memory of what happened, what you struggle with now, and everything you’re thankful for.