First let me start this with a little disclaimer. I know this is a blog about The Simpsons Tapped Out and I also know that this is a blog read by more than just Americans. However, all of the Addicts writers are from America or routinely work in America and we feel as though it just wouldn’t be right to let today pass with out something. Thank you for your understanding and respect.
Today is September 11th 2021, the 20th anniversary of the attacks on America, where 2,977 innocent people were killed while just going about their every day lives. Today we would like to take a moment to honor all those innocent lives that were lost in New York City, Shanksville PA, and Washington DC.
I ask you, the readers of this blog, to take a moment today to reflect on that day and honor those who lost their lives.
What follows is an excerpt from Alissa’s post from 5 years ago:
On a personal note, 9-11 has never been easy for me. As many of you may remember from previous 9-11 posts, we lost my aunt that day. She was in the north tower and on one of the floors that took a direct hit from the first plane that hit. She never saw it coming.
15 years later and I can still tell you every detail of that day, as I’m sure many of you can. Every word spoken. Every feeling, every emotion, every facial expression. It’s all there, etched into my brain. And it’s difficult for me to relive those memories. Even now.
However, I will say visiting the 9-11 Memorial at Ground Zero, while very difficult to do, is incredibly helpful..especially during this time of the year. They did a wonderful job with the 9-11 Memorial. It’s a beautiful place to go and pay your respects. While it’s still hard to go, it helps. It helps with healing. If you’re ever in the area and have the chance to go (it’s completely free to go to the Memorial) I encourage you to visit and pay your respects. I still haven’t been able to go into the museum, but hopefully soon.
What follow are some of my personal photos from the Memorial, including one of my Aunt’s name on the wall….
The Addicts would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the police and fireman who saved lives that day, and everyday. We would also like to say a special thank you to all of our brave service men and woman, at home and abroad, who risk their own lives so that America can be safe. We would also like to honor all of the service men and woman from our allies around the world.
We encourage you to share your stories about 9-11 in the comments below.