September 11 2012 (11 Years after)

Today is the 11th year anniversary of the attacks on the United States of America. George Bush was in a school reading to school children, and I remember the day vividly. I am Canadian and it hasn’t affected me as much as the Americans. But that being said we the Canadians and Americans are like step siblings. We stayed a part of the Common Wealth as we love the Queen. And the USA did the whole I don’t want to talk to you any more to the British Empire. We both are doing well and I wouldn’t want any other country to be our neighbour. We stood beside them then, and we still stand beside them now. But 11 years ago things were different. I could cross the border without a passport (I miss those days), and it was quite easy as I had to go by the border in Sault Ste Marie Ontario to go to work. I was working at a gold mine in Wawa Ontario at the time. It was a fun time there. I worked in the bush for so many days and had days off to come back into civilization. I was at work when the attacks happened. My survey partner Bob and I were underground when they happened. And we had no idea until we came up from underground duties that morning for lunch. We drove to the camp kitchen, and everyone was sombre, and they weren’t talking. We just sat there and watched the news in the living room in the dining hall. We watched the second tower (sorry I don’t remember if it’s north or south), but we watched it fall to the ground. People covered in ash, people crying in the streets, and as I mentioned before George Bush at a school. He genuinely looked pissed and looked as though he took it personally. So now flash forward to 11 years later. We are still there with them, we remember together. For all the lives that were lost and the families that were impacted we remember that day. And as always stand side by side with you. The pain will never go away, but it’s always good to know your brothers and sisters are thinking of you today. 

On another note, today is my dad’s 55th birthday. What a great guy. The doctors told him he would never see 20. Shows you what they know. I love you dad, and hope you have a wonderful day! 

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