Minot Air Force Base Airmen Are Marching For 9/11 Victims
Minot Air Force Base airmen are marching this weekend to remember the lives lost in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Just like the Alan Jackson song asks, "Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September Day?" I was very young, but I do remember the dreadful feeling that fell over my elementary school when the planes hit the towers.
I think I was in the fourth grade when it happened. I remember that I was walking down the hall - I may have been walking back to class from the water fountain or something. But I remember that my principal and other teachers were huddled around the tiny little color TV with rabbit ears, anxiously watching the world fall apart. I know we didn't have recess outside that day, and I think we got out of school early. Other than that, the memories are fuzzy.
As a kid that age, I couldn't comprehend the magnitude of what happened. But 19 years later, I get full chills when I re-watch, re-read, and re-hear clips and stories from that day of horror. Everyone who risked and/ or lost their live that day and since are true heroes.
Now, back to the story. Minot Air Force Base airmen are marching 3,000 minutes for the 3,000 lives that were lost in the 9/11 attacks. KX News reports that some of the marchers were fighting for our country right after the attacks while some were just born when it happened. Check out the full story from KX News here.
NEVER FORGET: Images from 9/11 and the days after