10 years later…

11 Sep

Today as America celebrates its recovery and mourns all lost in the fateful events of that September day 10 years ago; my thoughts go out to all those families that have lost loved ones. I have always had a deep admiration for Americans that stepped up to the plate that day to save their country and countrymen in more ways that can be determined.

I still remember what I was doing that day. I was still in Bahrain and it was about 4pm when my mom called me and told me to check the news. They had received word that a plane had crashed into the first tower. As I watched in horror a second plane hit. Then came the news of the Pennsylvania attack. The one thing that I remember till today is not the bloodshed or the massive outpouring of grief. Rather it is the kindness that spilled over from people that tried to make a difference to their neighbor that was suffering. It is the scene of those firefighters who stayed till the last person was pulled to safety and who till today still suffer medical problems because of their decision. It is the men and women who decided to represent their country abroad, leaving the comfort of their own homes and families.

Today, let us remember those people that stood up while their country was falling and attempted to shoulder some of the burden of their nation in its time of need. May such an incident never again occur. God bless Americans everywhere!!


Posted by on September 11, 2011 in Past Posts


2 responses to “10 years later…

  1. Mom Allen

    September 12, 2011 at 01:54

    Marissa dear:

    I am so blessed to know you! Your passion for good, and for making the world a better place is amazing. You will indeed make a gracious, bright, and caring First Lady for the people of wonderful Mali.
    Mom Allen

  2. Marissa Coutinho-Samake

    September 13, 2011 at 22:09

    Mom you are too kind. However I have learned from the kindness and good heart of wonderful people like you and Dad Allen.


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