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September, 11, 2017

Never Forget…

I still remember where I was and what I was doing sixteen years ago today. I vividly remember getting ready for school and out of nowhere hearing my mom screaming. I ran downstairs to find her completely terrified and glued to the TV watching the news. Not even a few minutes later we watched another plane hit the second tower. As time goes on I will always remember how I felt that day and how grateful I am to all the service men and women and their families who sacrifice and fight to keep me and my family safe. Here are a few photos of me and my family while we were at the 9/11 memorial in July. You could feel the emotion and the spirit that was there. It was so strong and left a huge impact on me.

I feel blessed to live in this country that provides all of us opportunity and freedom. Today and everyday I am proud to be an American.

xo, Rach

  1. Rach says:

    It is crazy to think that happened 16 years ago! Without a doubt, so proud to be an American!

  2. Kendall says:

    I remember exactly where I was too. I can’t believe it’s been 16 years already.


  3. Miss Pippi says:

    I was preparing for a history test when I firt heared about the attack. I can still remember the terrible feeling while watching the news on TV.Let’s spread peace and love.XX, Pippi

  4. Carol says:

    Thank you Rach for posting this , so many us forget to remember this very devastating moment in our history when innocent Americans lost their lives. I appreciate that you have taken the time to express your thoughts. God bless you and yours.

  5. Adri Slezak says:

    Love this post Rach! I remember this day so vividly as well, and I was only in the 4th grade! It made such a huge impact on me and how grateful I am for those who fight for our freedom. I hope one day to visit the memorial. It looks beautiful! Love the pictures!

  6. La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    It’s an imprint in our hearts ♥️ a memorable moment for the US, the time we all have stood together and withstand the threat … my heart always ache when this day comes around! May God bless America and it’s glorious people! :)

    🌸🍃LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸🍃| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  7. Abigail Metzler says:

    Amen Rachel!!! Also, just want to say how much I appreciate all your posts, positivity and witness as you use your platform in this world for good..and to honor God. I love your style as well!! God bless.

  8. I don’t think any American can forget exactly where they were when it happened. I was in biology class and we could see the smoke from our classroom. It was a such a scary day not knowing fully what was going on yet.

  9. Nicolette says:

    It is such a somber day today. From NYC, today is always a hard day.

    Thank you for sharing your pictures. I have yet to have gone to the memorial but it looks beautiful.


  10. Huong says:

    I was there this exact time last month and I agree with you, Rach. It is VERY emotional. Not going to lie, I cried just thinking of those people who thought they were going to have a normal day only to have it be the worst day of their lives. Thanks for sharing.

    Sidenote, I thought it was very classy of you not to link your outfit or products in this post. :)

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  11. Deborah says:

    I remember exactly what I was doing on this day 16 years ago! Such a tragedy! Your babes look so adorable by the way! I hope you have a great week!

  12. Anneke says:

    As a Canadian I still remember what I was doing that day. It is a day I will never forget. 9/11

  13. Pesci Moda says:

    Your post is really heartwarming, amazing.

  14. Alexandria says:

    Thanks for sharing Rach. This just brought tears to my eyes. Like you, I’m blessed and proud to be an American. #neverforget

  15. Clare says:

    All the way in Australia 16 years ago, and it rocked our world. I truly believe the world irreversibly changed from that day onwards. I was impressed by the strong patriotism, kindness and bravery of the American people. God Bless XO

  16. I remember this day and time as well. It was a very somber time. I remember wondering if we would ever be able to move past this and be happy again. Time has slowly healed that wound but I still get very emotional when I think about it.

  17. sophia says:

    Time passed so fast, i remember when i first of the news, i was still in secondary school

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