Sunday, September 11, 2011
September 11- Ten Years On
Everyone can remember where they were, when the atrocities on September 11 2001, took place. I was still on my summer holidays, waiting to begin my first year of University. That afternoon, I had been watching an action film with my dad and when the film had ended, we were channel flicking.
Suddenly a news flash appeared saying that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Centre. Thinking that this could have been a light aircraft involved in a freak accident, we tuned into a news channel. Myself and in fact no one, could have imagined the reality of the events unfolding before our eyes.
Ten years on, the world is a different place. Some of the pain has eased, but the memory of those events and the innocent people whose lives were destroyed on that day, will remain in mine, and everyone's minds forever.
Anyone who saw the BBC's coverage of the service of rememberance for the victims and the families that lost a loved one a loved in the attacks, could not help but feel moved. This poem read out by one of the victim's family, was particularly moving:
For Katrina's Sun Dial (Time)
Time is too slow for those who wait,
Too swift for those who fear,
Too long for those who grieve,
Too short for those who rejoice,
But for those who love, time is
Henry Van Dyke
No matter how much time passes, I will never forget that day in September. No one else will either.