I wasn't exactly sure how to not-forget something that happened before I was born, so I asked my human to tell me what she remembers. She said 9/11 was a week before her brain went gimpy in the accident so she remembers a lot...
* * *She was in California for the first time and visiting a place called Morro Bay. I guess phones like Droid hadn't been born yet either, so my human had to go to coffee places to use the internet. She was heading to a coffee place when the NPR radio man said something about a plane hitting a building in New York. They didn't know many details and didn't make it sound like a big deal. My human remembers turning off the news and listening to music instead.
When she walked into the coffee place in Morro Bay, everyone was frozen still and staring at a TV. A lady was crying and she didn't know why. My human grew up near New York City and recognized the two buildings everyone was staring at. One was on fire. Then a plane came and crashed into the other one. Everyone in the coffee place either yelled or screamed or gasped or cried or just stood there totally still and quiet.
My human was one of the totally still & quiet people. As soon as she could talk, she called her family & friends back on the East Coast. One friend was stuck in the NYC subway and freaking out, but safe. Another worked at the towers but was on vacation that day. Everyone else was OK. When the phone calls were over, she cried.
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Now that I know what my human remembers from 9/11, it's easier for me to not-forget what happened. A few nights ago I saw a lady on TV whose son died on one of the 9/11 planes. She said we can remember 9/11 and everyone who stopped living that day by doing a good deed in their honor. I think this is the most awesome way to no-forget, so that's how we'll be remembering 9/11 here at Casa de Puglet.
There's even a website called 911day.org where you can share your good deed plans with rest of the internet (and learn about good deeds that need doing, in case you can't think of one... or want to do two!). Now I just have to figure out the best good deed ever. I'll let you know what I decide and will post it on the 911.org site.
Are you old enough to remember 9/11? If not, does your human remember what they were doing when it happened? Let's all not-forget together!