Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Tribute

Here's what the guy who created the video wrote about it:

On September 11th, 2001 I was driving in my car to work and listening to the radio. They played a song by the group Live called 'Overcome' from their album that was going to be coming out in a week. They cut into that song to announce that the World Trade center had been hit. Because of that, I associated that song with that day.

A few years ago while cleaning out a closet. I came across all the 9/11 video tapes that my wife had made by continuously recording the news during the September 11th disaster and I decided to compile the footage to the Live song. This is that video.

Here's what I remember about that day:

I woke up to the radio, and heard them talking about a plane crashing into the WTC. I went upstairs to talk to my grandparents about what I had heard, and saw them watching the news. While watching, we saw the second plane crash into the second tower.

I went to school, after having heard from my mom that my brother Adam and his family were all okay.

I went to our weekly campus devotional which had turned into a prayer-service and cried while standing and singing the opening song of "Come, Come Ye Saints." I had never before related that song so personally before then.

This is a petty thing to remember, but I heard from multiple friends that a lot of their classes were canceled that day. None of mine were.

I remember being shocked and horror-stricken at what had happened.

I remember being shocked and awed at what amazing and heroic people we heard about from that horrendous event.

I remember being grateful that the 'brotherhood of man' still existed and was demonstrated by how people jumped in to help their fellowman and risked and gave their lives for people they had never known.

I remember being proud to be an American ...
... and grateful for God's blessings.


Michelle said...

9/11 is totally surreal for me... I was in 4th grade and didn't really comprehend what it meant. Felt really far removed from my house in CA. Still weird to think about.

PS. Thanks so much for your comment! I really appreciate it! We all need to stick together in this struggle right?

ughh I placed out my exercise clothes last night so I could get up and run... and then I turned off my alarm this morning. I'm looking forward to when it's finally cool so I have less excuses about running at certain times.

Jennie Larsen said...

This was an amazing tribute. Thanks for sharing!