I was in work. It was between 1 and 2pm here in England. I heard the news from word of mouth that there’d be some sort of disaster in New York. We all switched on the radio to hear more. Apparently one or two planes had crashed into the World Trade Centre. It wasn’t immediately apparent that it was a deliberate attack.
I remember coming home that Tuesday evening and watching the footage over and over again. It is the only time in my life I can recall my blood feeling cold. The words chilling, haunting, and unbelievable are used too often, but they were understatements in this case. That was 6 years ago.
As chance would have it, the 6th anniversary of those atrocities also falls on a Tuesday. May we never forget those thousands of innocent people whose lives were cruelly snuffed out for absolutely no good reason. The bravery and courage of others who risked and gave their own lives to save their fellowman stands in stark contrast to the evil minority who chose to slaughter their fellowman in the name of everything inhuman. Let it also be a reminder of what happens when people forsake reason for righteousness and facts for faith.