I'm turning the first part of this bloggy over to M cuz I wasn't even born yet when 9/11 happened. But I has heard lots of stories and I knows it was a bery bad thing.
Mario's Mom here - 9/11/01 will always be etched in my memory along with the day President Kennedy was Assassinated. Two tragic days that forever changed the course of American History.
While we don't live in or near New York City as some of Mario's pals do, we too were deeply impacted. I was at work when someone passed through the office and said the World Trade Center Twin Towers had been attacked and were burning. I immediately ran into the Director's office conference room, where some co-workers were huddled around the small TV in total disbelief of the tragedy unfolding before our eyes. Then the situation became worse with a plane headed to Wasnington DC. It was very scary and all I wanted to do was go home and hug my family, but of course I had to finish out my day at the office. Our hearts broke for all the lives lost that senseless day. It was scary to even see on TV, and the discussion for weeks to come was "could it happen here" because we have a nuclear power plant only about 30 miles away and we also have a major league football stadium only 2 miles from our house. Yes, it could happen here!
My good friend @CathyKeisha lives in New York and her pops witnessed the event as the buildings were burning. I urge you to go over and read about his first-hand experience. It's one thing to have watched it on TV, it's another thing to look out your office window and actually see it. http://www.stunningkeisha.com/2011/09/our-story-ten-years-later.html. It's important we never forget.
Mario here - Now on to something positive dat we can do to honor the day on Sunday. The ShibberingC's (Twitter's famous Rock Stars, led by @MattieDog, and her all anipal band) are paying homage to all the lives lost dat day. Please see their website for more information at: http://shibberingcheetos.com/gigs. Then join us all on Twitter from 8:45 am EDT to noon EDT with a hashtag of #lubbeads911. Please come, if you can, because it will be a great tribute with anipals joining in from all over the world.
See you all on Sunday pals.