From September 11th to September 12th and Beyond
by Melodie Haas
When this article is published, Sept 11th will have passed—and it will have been 18 years since our country was attacked. I was active duty when 9/11 happened.
I was stationed in Las Vegas at Nellis AFB, NV. I was working with the Thunderbirds. It was my 3rd year and I was getting ready for my swing shift when I received a call asking if I was ok.
With the Thunderbirds, we used to travel all over the United States, so most people did not know where I was. I didn’t understand why someone would ask.
I didn’t watch a lot of TV before going into work. I had no clue that there had been an attack on our homeland.
That attack changed everything in our country. Some were for the better—the community really came together September 12th. During the crisis on American soil, everyone bonded together which most likely made our enemies mad.
Security on the base was heightened and we have never let down our guard since 9/11. It’s overwhelming to know the amount of people that died 18 years ago. Men and women just having a normal day—those that were sick or missed the bus, taxi, or subway to work will forever be thankful for not being in the Towers or the Pentagon during the attack.
The following year, I was stationed around the Pentagon, which had also been attacked and damaged. Jesus keeps putting me in places that were pretty amazing.
I was able to see our country continue to come together—to see President Bush make remarks that encouraged us. Seeing a massive flag hanging over the Pentagon gave us hope that our country would once again be united.
Where were you 9/11? How did it impact your life?
Genesis 22:14 New International Version (NIV)
14 So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”
About the Author
Melodie Haas is a retired Veteran who loves Jesus. She is attending Liberty University online MAIS. She writes a blog about finding savings or hacks. You can connect with her online at her blog or on Twitter. You can read Melodie’s “Hacking Life” on the 2nd Friday each month here at Mustard Seed Sentinel.