It's hard to believe it's been eight years.
Eight years and I still remember exactly where I was when I heard the news. Eight years and I remember exactly where I was when those towers fell. Eight years and it still remains a little unreal yet so fresh in my mind.
Our lives have regained some sense of normalcy, but the events of that day have never escaped my mind. And even though the footage of those planes hitting the towers was played over and over in the days and weeks following the attack and on the anniversaries, it still doesn't seem real and I still shudder when I see it.
And today, the eighth anniversary of that horrific attack, I still grieve. And I remember the 2,974 victims that were killed: 2,750 connected to the World Trade Center, 40 in a Pennsylvania field and 184 at the Pentagon. Those numbers do not include the 19 hijackers.
I will never forget.