As I am sure everybody is aware, this coming Sunday marks the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America. Everyone is going to be making posts about where they were, what they were doing, and how the events of that day affected them. I know for me, I found out about the attacks while driving to work.
Once I was at work, my coworkers and I gathered around a TV and watched the events unfold. I remember that we could not get online because of the massive overload on the servers, so the television was our only source for news at the time.
I spent the next several weeks absolutely glued to the news. Food came mostly via delivery as getting up to walk into the kitchen would cause me to miss coverage.
Eventually, I got overwhelmed. I quit watching the news. I quit reading newspapers. I had spent about six weeks completely consumed, and then swore it off.
I felt that most Americans were so focused on revenge, that the actual "coming together" stage was over. I was tired of hearing on the news about how we should attack, attack, attack. Of course, it's the way people do things. Somebody kills one of ours, we kill two of theirs.
So, for the anniversary this year, I am going to do something good. I am not going to set at home and watch all the coverage. While I will read my Sunday newspapers, I will not focus on all the images of that dreadful day.
Instead, I'm going to put on my walking shoes and go walking. Not just any walk though, but a walk that raises money to find a cure for Alzheimers.
I figured by doing something good to further our society, I will be recognizing the sacrifices of that day in a proper way. Sitting at home getting angry will help no one!
What do you have planned?