Friday, September 10, 2010

9/11.....never forget??

On the eve of 9/11 I decided to take a look at tomorrows programming to see if there were going to be any 9/11 specials on. I literally went through every network on my satellite dish and only ONE yes ONE is doing anything to commemorate that day. The History channel is the only one airing specials all day. They always say "We Will Never Forget" and yet not one major network can do anything to honor all of those people who lost their lives? It is just disgusting to me for that to be the case when there are still tons of troops in Afghanistan losing their lives for this war that supposedly started because of 9/11.

What pisses me off the most is that because of the effing New Oreleans Saints winning the damn Super Bowl we have yet to hear the end of Hurricane Katrina. Yes it was sad I completely agree, but it is very hard for me to feel 100% bad for those people who were affected by the hurricane given the fact that they had warning. In fact they had about a week of warnings, telling those residents to leave because it was such a huge storm. A lot of people ignored it and as a result many lost their lives. Very sad, it really was but because the Saints won the Super Bowl and their first game Thursday night I have seen nothing but more Hurricane Katrina images. It happened 5 years ago, I really dont know what the damn Super Bowl had to do with it, but that isnt my main problem. My main issue is the fact that they wont stop talking about Katrina and yet we cant get a 9/11 tribute?? I will say it again Katrina victims HAD WARNING. Do you think that if people had been told "There will be a terrorist attack on 9/11" anyone would have flown?? Hell no! These innocent everyday people, firefighters, and policeman lost thier lives trying to save people and we wont dare honor them every single year forever? It is just sick.

When 9/11 first happened I was about to turn 16 and was on a cruise (ok yes it was the Disney one) ship in the middle of the ocean. We were at a beach and I decided to head back to the ship while the rest of my family stayed on the beach. As I walked back to my room I heard people screaming and crying "The towers the towers! They hit the towers!" I had no idea what they were talking about, I turned on the tv in the room saw two building on fire, had no idea what they were, shut it off and went to sleep. I still feel bad to this day I had no idea what was going on and was ashamed to say I didn't even realize it was the Twin Towers. I remember my mom saying right away something about a guy named Bin Laden and it probably being him. Then I remember my dad saying that we weren't going to get home for a while. We ended up getting stuck in Florida for 10 days trying to get home. I had no idea what was going on around me because all I could think about was whining that I couldnt get home in time for my 16th birthday party. I wish I would have paid more attention, but I was a selfish little 16 year old who only cared about myself (and my party).

Because of my guilt every 9/11 anniversary I sit and I watch the same programs the History channel plays every year and have a good cry. It is so amazing to me that I lived through that, something that will be in history books forever and ever, and at the time I didnt care. Its pretty pathetic actually. I have watched just about every program they have out there about it and the planes going into those towers never gets easier to watch, but thats not why I watch, I watch them to try and make up for the fact that I wasn't as devastated as everyone else when it happened because I just didnt understand. I hope that all of you do something in your own way to pay tribute and truly remember what happened that day, as Americans we really should never forget.

Oh and I will bet you a million dollars that the media will do nothing but talk nonstop on the next 9/11 because it will be the 10th anniversary. At least it will get some recognition next year but it would be nice for it to be a big deal every year.
I know this post might offend some people and if it doesn I'm sorry it is not my intention to make anyone mad. I know both 9/11 and Katrina are very touchy subjects, please understand that I come here to voice myself, not seek approval


  1. I couldn't agree with you anymore! Katrina people were definitely warned, however I still think Katrina was sad, so many people lost their homes, memories, family members, there were even missing graves! Nevertheless, like you said, 9/11... no one was warned! The other night I stayed up until 1:00am watching a documentary on 9/11, it showed EVERYTHING! I shed quite a few tears watching it...I was freaking balling! 9/11 was such a devastating day. My heart goes to all those who lost their family, friends and to all those firefighters, police officers who didn't know what was coming to them. Watching the documentary was very hard to watch, yet I couldn't NOT watch it. There were several people who had video taped it and to see the look on their faces and the sound of there voices, I tended to feel their shock, their fear, the feeling of not being safe ANYWHERE! The whole thing was just so, so sad and very scary!

    Don't worry Brittany I remember that day like it was yesterday! I remember getting ready for school that morning and every morning I would have my radio lightly playing and I remember… LITERALLY remember putting mascara on right when the radio dude starting talking about a call they just got, someone said one of the twin towers was hit by an airplane. I didn't really know what the twin towers were at the time either, I was only 15 and naive to almost everything in this WORLD! I remember going to school and as we arrived, every classroom had the news on and we watched the news in Mr. Clarks room. We saw the plane hit the tower and then they showed the 2nd plane. What scared me the most, was when the teachers started talking about sending everyone home, they were scared of any attacks in Las Vegas.

    I remember my mom coming and picking me up that day, because she was way too scared and wanted all us kids home. We watched and watched the news, we saw the people jumping off the buildings, committing suicide, instead of burning to death. To this day I have nightmares of planes exploding, crashing or starting on fire. That day will forever, be engraved in my mind. 9/11 will never be forgotten and it’s sad to know they haven’t had any sort of honoring or as much attention as Katrina has.

    I miss you lady and hope you all are doing well.


  2. we watched tv in the class next door and carried on with school. it was a half day so we went to tori's house. she had rose petals in a heart on the driveway, someone was asking her to a dance. we got inside and watched the tv with her dad a little and he said i should go home so my family knows im safe.

    i think i walked home by myself thinking the world was going to end. i'm not really sure what happend. it's all a blur.

    they're playing lots of 9/11 shows over here. watched a few but it's too sad. i just hope it never ever happens again.xx

  3. You know what...I don't think my mom picked me up that day, I think I took the bus just like everyone else, I don't remember going to Tori's...maybe I did or maybe we werent talking at the I guess I only remeber that morning, watching it in class and then being at home with my family.

    Katie, I thought the world was going to end to that day.