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Where were you?


Today is September 11th, 2012 - 11 years since the most destructive attack on our country in my short lifetime.  For my generation asking "Where were you when you found out about the Twin Towers?" is like asking "Where were you when Kennedy was shot?" for my parent's generation.

So, Where Was I?

I was in Dr. Marz's AP World History Class, 2nd period, when we were watching the news and actually saw the 2nd plane hit the building.  Then I remember him telling us to turn off the TV so we could get back to work.  I think this was in an effort to make sure no one was panicked about what was going on or what was happening.  The dailiness of my life was not particularly affected since we lived so far away and didn't know anyone in the towers or even anyone who knew someone in the towers.

However, when I came here to Charlotte, I met a man who was on the 101st floor and has an incredible story of survival.  I have it recorded somewhere - maybe at work, I'll post it later if I can find it.
It was from a remembrance service we had last September 11th on the 10th Anniversary for our youth and the parish.  A lot of people came out to remember, pray for those lost, their loved ones, and the men and women who committed this act.  We prayed for peace for our country and in thanksgiving for the life we have.  It was a really beautiful experience.


Bob talked about his experience and also being
a person of great Character
Each of the teens did part of a litany to pray for all who were affected
Another Litany
Our college students closed us in the singing of the Divine Mercy Chaplet
Fr. Remo opened and closed us in prayer
An excellent group of people joined us to pray


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