Kristine Carlson Asselin: Remembering September 11

From: Kristine Carlson Asselin
http://krisasselin.blogspot.com/2012/09/remembering-september-11.html
September 11, 2012 at 08:40AM

This is a repost from last year…Hug your kids today.

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Of course I remember where I was on September 11, 2001. I spent the day comforting new and returning students at Brandeis University, where I worked at the time.

But I wanted to remember my one and only visit to the World Trade Center.

In January 1987, I had just turned 18. Colleen and I wanted to visit the city. I don’t think either of us had ever been. My dad drove us down during Winter break. It was our freshman year in college.

 I had to sit down to take this picture. I think Colleen had to support my back.

 View from the top.

I remember that day so clearly. We had the best time. Lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe. Seeing the Statue of Liberty. My stomach flip-flopping as we rode the elevator all the way up to the visitor’s center in the World Trade Center.

And it still absolutely floors me that it’s no longer there.

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