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Remembering 911

Remembering 911 - blue, white, f1ag, USA, September, 911, United States, ers, New York, rainbow, Twin Towers, red, 2001, hope, September 11, World Trade Center
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Tuesday September 11, 2001 started out like a normal day for me. I drove my children to school and went home to relax. In fact, I had decided to go back to bed for awhile.

The telephone rang shortly before 9AM. It was my Dad. "Tune in to Channel 7" he said. "Okay," I said, and he immediately hung up.

I turned on the television, and heard the news about the first tower being crashed into. Less than 5 minutes later, I saw live, the crashing of the other plane into the 2nd tower. "Oh God", the announcer said.

I basically watched the television for the next 3 days. I will never forget that terrible week, and I doubt that anyone else will either.

On Friday the 14, of that week, I was so depressed. It had been an awful week. The weather was dreary and rainy, which made everything seem worse.

Late in the afternoon, however, I went outside and saw an unusually vibrant and beautiful rainbow in the sky.

It reminded me that God was in control, and that as horrible as things had been that week, it all could have been much worse. It was such a relief to see something beautiful and hopeful in the sky. Apparently, I wasn't the only one who thought so... several Michigan papers had a photograph of that rainbow on their front pages the next day.

After I watched a special television show yesterday, about one of the heroes of 911, I felt that I had to make a special wallpaper. I only had time to make this simple one.

I didn't have time to make a United States Flag, but the red, white, and blue stripes are America's colors. I blurred them to represent the tears of grief that have been shed by people all over the world by this sad event. In the middle stripe on the wallpaper is part of a photograph of a rainbow that I took a few weeks ago. Although it isn't the same rainbow as the one that I saw on 911, the camera angle and the location of this more recent rainbow is very similar to the one that I remember from 2001.


About the Television Show that I Watched Yesterday

Every year I've observed 911, but I've watched very little television about it. It was just too painful to look at again. But yesterday, I saw that I program was about to start, called "The Man Who Predicted 911." I decided to watch it, and I'm so glad that I did.

It was about a special man named Rick Rescorla. He saved many, many lives by evacuating people out of the building before it collapsed. He gave his life to get everybody out that he possibly could. When the 2nd tower collapsed, he was in it.

I didn't know what he had done until yesterday. His story is very inspiring. I am certain that God put Rick Rescorla in the right place at the right time.

Here is a link to an article about him from Wikipedia. I hope that you will take the time to look at it. If this link doesn't work for you, try googling his name.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Rescorla
CollieSmile Uploaded by CollieSmile on . Remembering 911 - Desktop Nexus Abstract Download free wallpapers and background images: Remembering 911. Desktop Nexus Abstract background ID 1564052. Tuesday September 11, 2001 started out like a normal day for me. I drove my children to school and went home to relax. In fact, I had decided to go back to bed for awhile.

The telephone rang shortly before 9AM. It was my Dad. "Tune in to Channel 7" he said. "Okay," I said, and he immediately hung up.

I turned on the television, and heard the news about the first tower being crashed into. Less than 5 minutes later, I saw live, the crashing of the other plane into the 2nd tower. "Oh God", the announcer said.

I basically watched the television for the next 3 days. I will never forget that terrible week, and I doubt that anyone else will either.

On Friday the 14, of that week, I was so depressed. It had been an awful week. The weather was dreary and rainy, which made everything seem worse.

Late in the afternoon, however, I went outside and saw an unusually vibrant and beautiful rainbow in the sky.

It reminded me that God was in control, and that as horrible as things had been that week, it all could have been much worse. It was such a relief to see something beautiful and hopeful in the sky. Apparently, I wasn't the only one who thought so... several Michigan papers had a photograph of that rainbow on their front pages the next day.

After I watched a special television show yesterday, about one of the heroes of 911, I felt that I had to make a special wallpaper. I only had time to make this simple one.

I didn't have time to make a United States Flag, but the red, white, and blue stripes are America's colors. I blurred them to represent the tears of grief that have been shed by people all over the world by this sad event. In the middle stripe on the wallpaper is part of a photograph of a rainbow that I took a few weeks ago. Although it isn't the same rainbow as the one that I saw on 911, the camera angle and the location of this more recent rainbow is very similar to the one that I remember from 2001.


About the Television Show that I Watched Yesterday

Every year I've observed 911, but I've watched very little television about it. It was just too painful to look at again. But yesterday, I saw that I program was about to start, called "The Man Who Predicted 911." I decided to watch it, and I'm so glad that I did.

It was about a special man named Rick Rescorla. He saved many, many lives by evacuating people out of the building before it collapsed. He gave his life to get everybody out that he possibly could. When the 2nd tower collapsed, he was in it.

I didn't know what he had done until yesterday. His story is very inspiring. I am certain that God put Rick Rescorla in the right place at the right time.

Here is a link to an article about him from Wikipedia. I hope that you will take the time to look at it. If this link doesn't work for you, try googling his name.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Rescorla
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Wallpaper Comments (6)

UniversalExplorer
Posted by UniversalExplorer on 09/11/18 at 02:39 PM
Striking! 8) Thanks for sharing your experience on that day & after and your design approach.
pieman333
Posted by pieman333 on 09/14/13 at 04:12 PM
Thanks fot the touching words Elaine, i like you watched it all happen live, and ive watched programs about it since, but i havent seen this one, i'll look it up and watch it, Rik Rescorla sounds like an angel who gave his life saving others.
Kittycatty
Posted by Kittycatty on 09/14/13 at 03:06 AM
great 1+
pieman333
Posted by pieman333 on 09/12/13 at 11:55 AM
Great wallpaper Elaine, a day we all wont forget.
carportraitmaker
Posted by carportraitmaker on 09/12/13 at 01:09 AM
NICE DAWG NICE.
Puppydawg
Posted by Puppydawg on 09/11/13 at 11:38 PM
It is one day that I won't forget....8)8)8)8) fv+100
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Uploaded By: CollieSmile
Date Uploaded: September 12, 2013
Filename: 113_Remembering_911.jpg
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