Red White & Blue for September 11th
Posted by Devin
September 11th, 2001. Everyone probably remembers where they were that day. Jake and I had been married for a year and were living in a new apartment near ASU. Jake had a 7:45am class that morning and so had risen and left early. I woke up to a phone call from him. "Devin, go turn on the news. Something is happening in New York City." Jake had stopped in at our university's Institute building and was watching the events unfold with many other students on the television there. I watched in horror by myself in our apartment. I saw the second plane hit the South Tower and people jump out of the buildings on live TV. I cried, I prayed, I called my family.
Jake was studying Finance and Economics in the Business College which had primarily American professors and I was studying Mechanical Engineering and happened to have mostly foreign professors that semester. I will never forget the drastically different experiences we each had that day. Jake's classes were all cancelled except for one where his professor delivered an inspiring and tearful speech before excusing his students for the day. My classes were not. My professors did not acknowledge that anything was happening, it was business as usual.
I don't hold anything against those professors, I'm not at all sure how I would behave if I were living in a foreign country where a major terrorist attack was taking place. But I do know that the events of that day had a profound affect on those of us who were American citizens. Out of such an unimaginably terrible tragedy came unity, strength, and pride in our country that I had never felt before. It seemed like the entire American population was on the same wave length. I hope that each year on the aniversary of those events we can recapture some of that love and unity we felt for each other then.
In honor of September 11th, I thought I'd sport my favorite red, white, and blue shirt for this weeks fashion post. I really love this shirt. I actually picked it out in the men's section for my husband, but when it turned out to be too small for him I grabbed it and said "Well then let me try it on!" So glad I stole it for myself.
What I Wore:
Shirt - Old Navy (Men's Clearance)
Yellow Skinnies - Rue 21
Flats - Target
Necklace - Kohl's
Belt - H&M
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