Remember the poignant Alan Jackson song he penned shortly after 9-11? “Where we you when the world stopped turning on that September day?” Every time I hear this song, so many images come to mind as well as a knot in my throat. Do you remember where you were?
I recall exactly what I was doing. I was returning to Boston from a golf event on a red eye from San Jose on that September morning. As I left Logan airport and headed home, the world as we knew it changed forever. The images, sadness and loss from that day are still so hard to imagine. For me, it’s still hard to believe, impossible to understand and totally unforgettable.
Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of that tragic event. It will be a day to honor the courageous heroes of 9-11. A day to remember those who were lost. A day to pray for all the families who lost someone. A day to be very proud of our country.
It reminds me of how fragile life can be. We need to celebrate and appreciate those in our lives every day. I am thankful for the blessings that I often take for granted. I am thankful for all of you who have touched my life. And I am thankful to be an American.
To listen to Alan Jackson’s song, please follow this link.