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my memory of 9/11

I’m thinking of everyone who lost someone they loved on 9/11

My mum was in New York on that day, on her way to Canada with friends. We didn’t know they had stopped off to visit The Twin Towers and if their hire car hadn’t been delayed, that is where they’d planned to go. They were going to go up The Empire State Building after breakfast,  as people started running into the breakfast bar to take cover from the falling tower.

Luckily my mum and friends got to Brooklyn Bridge and drove through the night to Canada. My mum came home 3 weeks later, thanks to the cruise ship that had got them to New York.

We could so easily have been one of the families affected by the terrorist attack and wouldn’t even have realised that mum was there.

Mum has been dead 9 years now & never spoke to us about what happened on that day.

We always think about the people on this day and say a prayer for those affected.


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