They were sitting at desks, talking on the phone, in board meetings, dashing out to grab a quick cup of Starbucks coffee. They were surfing the internet, chatting around the water cooler, giggling with friends. Living life.
I cannot believe a decade has gone by since the world changed forever. 2,983 people gone. They lost their lives in multiple terrorist attacks on US soil on 9-11-2001. We also lost brave folks that gave their lives trying to save others. They are all heroes. So much damage, sadness and wreckage. Faith can be restored (I hope) but the loss for many will be forever.
These folks were innocently living their lives…..people like us. We came together for them then. We have not forgotten. As bloggers with voices. We bake, we love, we share.
This Sunday morning marks a decade since the 9/11 attacks. Together we can remember and share loving prayers with the moms, dads, children, sisters, brothers, husbands, wives, friends, colleagues. Everyone who lost.
Please join me to remember. With cake.
There is a World Trade Center Memorial Waterfall that will be unveiled to the public on Sunday. Constructed on the site that has been closed with harsh gates for ten years.
A place where people lived. The gentle whoosh and whisper of the water is meant to drown out the sounds of the noisy city. It is supposed to help us reflect and meditate. To count our blessings and pray for all the people affected by this tragedy.
In 2001 I was living 3000 miles away from New York, in California. I am still here. I am a born & bred New Yorker. NYC was my home for many years before I came out here.
September 11th, 2001 was a peaceful, bright bluebird sky morning. I had a big smile on my face. On October 5th, just a few weeks away we were to fly back to NY to get married. Homeward bound with open hearts.
I will never forget turning on the TV at 6:30am with my breakfast all laid out in front of me. A plane “accidentally” flew into the World Trade Center. How odd? How could a pilot make such an error. I ran up to tell my husband about the disaster. And then another plane crashed. Obviously not an error. Intentional chaos. We sat glued to the TV. Held each other, and cried.
I freaked knowing that a my little brother often worked in and near those buildings. By the grace of God that day he was in mid-town Manhattan. Not near, but near enough.
Please post a remembrance cake with me. I will post mine some time this Sunday. If you do not have time to bake a new cake/cupcake/muffin that is OK. Relax. Breath. Share something you created and posted a while back.
This is a celebration of life. Between now and next Wednesday I will keep the link up active. Any kind of cake will do. If it has a crumb go ahead and share it. With love.
I created a badge for us. You can find a few sizes to use on my badges page. Paste the code and add it to your post or somewhere on your blog. Let’s show that we stand strong and we support those who still suffer and are trying to heal. You can also link back to this post.
Do you remember where you were when you heard the news about the attacks? Do share if you wish….
Here is a hashtag we can use on Twitter and Faceboook #cakes2remember
Please link up your cakes & such here. This link up will be open until Wednesday 9~14-2011 to give you all an opportunity to share.
In case you are wondering, the cakes featured in this post are my:
- Gluten Free Very Blueberry Layer Cake
- Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
- Gluten Free Sweet Strawberry Snack Cakes
- Peanut Butter Pumpkin Coffee Cake
- Pomegranate Blueberry Coconut Muffins