Today is a good day for reflection on the events that forever changed our lives on 9/11/01. Much like those who were around when President Kennedy was assassinated, we all remember where we were & what we were doing on that fateful day.
I was visiting my parents in Mendham, NJ – which is about 25 miles from ground zero. (In some of the higher places in town you could actually see the towers.) That morning I was happily planning my wedding. I was working on inserts to our invitations when the neighbor called to tell us to turn on the TV. After watching the towers fall, & in the ensuing days, it was a very strange feeling. Since my parents house is under the flight path for Newark airport, you could always look up high into the sky & see that never ending line of planes going over. Now the sky was quiet…except for the roar of fighter jet engines as they circled Manhattan.
I really wished I could have helped during that time, but I had not brought Trevor’s therapy dog credentials with me on my trip from NH to NJ. I never suspected that I would have needed them. So we sat & watched with millions of others, the brave rescue dogs who, selflessly went into harms way.
Today Sheltie Nation salutes the amazing canines who gave their hearts & souls to soothe a wounded nation. I’d like to think they knew what a difference they made.
Photo: Sep 15, 2001, US Navy /Preston Keres
Photo: Sep 14, 2001, Reuters / Win McNamee
Photo: Sep 23, 2001, Andrea Booher / FEMA
Photo: Sep 18, 2001, Reuters
Photo: Sep 21, 2001, AP / Alan Diaz
Photo: Sep 15, 2001, AP / U.S. Navy, P. Keres