September 11

I never thought that I'd experience an event as an American so significant that I'd remember where I was, what I was doing, and how I felt at that exact moment. I was a sophomore at Texas A&M and was up early to head to the Rec for a work out before class.  I remember listening to the radio on the way over.  I got on the treadmill in between two other girls that I knew and as we were all running, we watched the second plane crash into the tower.  Everyone in the gym stopped, gathered together in front of the tv's, held hands, and began to pray.

A few days later, our Aggie Family did one of the most incredible things I've ever seen.  I had never been more proud to be an American and an Aggie as I was on that day.

Take a few minutes today to think about what freedom truly means to you and pray for those who make it possible for you to live your life as you please. Thank you to all the brave men and women, and their families, willing to sacrifice their lives for our liberty.



  1. Wonderfully written, Sarah!! Thank you!
    Whether it's because I was actually on duty at the station that morning, I don't know...probably just due to being a firefighter...but, my emotions run a fairly somber line on this date every year since. I usually find something that triggers a good cry and your thread tied in with being a proud Aggie triggered it for me this year!! Truly, thank you!!! Dan Stevens

  2. Your words were so thoughtful, Dan. I'm so glad that you stopped by and am very proud to call you my friend. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your sacrifice.

  3. Well written! I wasn't at A&M that day, but I am proud to be an Aggie too!