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.

21 Comments

  1. 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.
    Carol

  2. 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.

  3. 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. :)

    She Sweats Diamonds

  4. 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