It’s always a surprise to me when I hear that many of our au pairs are too young to remember 9/11. Time goes so quickly; the years fly by, and for me and my colleagues, the morning of 9/11 is implanted in our brains forever. Where were we when the first plane hit? What were we doing when the second plane hit? I was on the phone with a colleague planning our day’s business calls when she said, “…looks like a small plane flew into a Twin Tower. ” I turned on the tv thinking, as so many Americans did, that it was a weekend pilot taking a disasterous wrong turn. As I watched what I thought were the reruns, the second plane hit. It took a few moments to realize that smoke was coming out of the first building as I watched the second one start to smoke. Of course, it was then that everyone watching realized what was happening. We, of a certain age, will never forget.
Today is a day just like that day-crystal blue skies on a beautifyl fall morning. Though for many people, 9/11 is a few paragraphs in a history lesson, it has become part of the American culture. Read about the memorial services being held in NYC today
http://www.911memorial.org/ To all our au pairs, for those of you who have the opportunity to visit the memorial site, take the time during your year-you won’t regret it.