Wednesday, September 14, 2011

September 11, 2001

*I'm way late posting this, but I went to all the effort to scan this picture from my scrapbook (on Sunday when I meant to do this post). So I thought I'd do it anyway.
September 11, 2001 was 10 years ago. I was a sophomore in high school. That morning I had cheer first period. I remember sitting in the dance studio waiting for our cheer coach to come in. Robyn came in screaming at us and asked, "How are you all talking and laughing? Don't you know what happened?!" Most of us hadn't heard yet, so she turned on the tv. It was a surreal experience because I had just been in New York City two months earlier on a tour with my dance studio. While we were at the Statue of Liberty, we took this picture. The quality is pretty crappy, but if you look closely you can see the twin towers in for top left corner.
Since then I have been back twice. I went the summer after my senior year (2004) again with my dance studio. We walked around Ground Zero and even though it had been almost 3 years, it was still just a bunch of ruins.
And Rog and I went in April of 2008 after I graduated from BYU.We went to a temporary memorial that is right off Ground Zero.
That's Ground Zero behind us. (Rog will kill me for saying this, but wow, look at all that hair!)
I know I will never forget that day. God Bless America!
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Emily said...

I was in Mr. Mullins biology class and he wouldn't turn on the tv...he didn't think it was that big of a deal I guess. I think he did after a lot of pleaded from us, but yeah. I DO remember going to Dance 3 (with you!) after biology and Robin freaking out and saying if we had brothers on missions in other countries she'd bring them home so fast (and I thought, Robin you are so stupid. My brother is much safer in Chile than he is here now). So I'm with you on the Robin deal. Crazy it's been 10 years! Ugh, that means in 3 years it will be our 10 year reunion from high school. We're getting old Shone.

Mom Lori said...

Nice post Shauna!

I was exercising at Ladies Workout Express when I heard the news.

Hope someday I will get to see New York!

God Bless America :)