Personal Message from Angela Athans (September, 2012)

posted May 26, 2015, 5:22 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 26, 2015, 5:22 PM ]
Angela Athans
It was 12 years ago on September 11, 2001, while getting my kids ready for school, I turned on the television and saw, what I thought at the time,  a movie going on. It was not until I saw about 9:03 that I saw the footage of a plane heading for a building and a reporter saying this is a live feed and then I realized I was watching the news. It was a terrible day and the American people were dying, people were jumping out of the buildings from the 74th floor, choosing to die rather than suffer. 
It was an unforgettable day. I cried , shook and held tight to my children. 
I will never get the visual out of my mind!
Let us remember all those who lost their lives on September 11. 2001. All those workers who lost their lives, in those towers, all fire rescuers and police. Let us, on September 11, 2012 at mid-day have a moment of silence in remembrance for all our lost friends, families and fellow Americans on that tragic day. They may no longer be here with us but they will always be in our hearts and minds.
Let us pay our respects by never forgetting the past but focus and fight for our future. 

Angela Athans