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Everyone probably remembers what they were doing this horrific day.  It was the beginning of my junior year of high school and this particular day we had off because of a teacher work day.  There was a 6 hour time difference since I lived on Maui at the time, so the attacks were happening really early our time.  My sister woke me up and told me that there had been an attack by terrorists... a word I never knew till that day.  For hours we were glued to the television until I had to go to work.  I was a complete mess.  There were hardly any cars on the roads and I remember only a few people came in to the store.  It was a ghost town.  We only stayed open for a few hours then closed early.  It seemed so unreal, like a horrible movie...  

For the weeks following it was amazing to see everyone joining together.  The brave firefighters, policemen, paramedics, civilians & many more that risked their own lives to save as many as they could was unbelievable.  There is so much respect for all those men & women that serve in protecting our country and I am so thankful for them each & everyday.  I am proud to call this country my home. 

I will never forget.      

fall, friends & dark chocolate mochas

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