I was five years old when John F Kennedy was assassinated, yet I can still remember my parents' reaction and I can remember watching the funeral on television. Ask anyone alive at that time and they can tell you where they were, what they were doing.
Even more tragically, I remember driving to work on the morning of September 11, 2001. I was making a left onto Donelson Pike off of I-40 when the usual morning nonsense on Bob and Tom was interrupted with the news that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center...details to follow. As I turned into the parking lot of my office building, they announced the second crash and all nonsense ended.
My office was on the perimeter of the airport and we watched as planes began to land and park. The silence that afternoon was deafening.
Do you remember where you where? What you you were doing? Did you take a moment today to reflect on those who lost their lives on that horrible day? And did you take a moment to thank God that you still live, safely, in this great nation?