Dreading day-long 9/11 coverage

Sept 11th, 15th anniversary / Headline SurferEDGEWATER, Fla. -- September 11th is upon us again.

It is not a day anyone who was old enough to be aware of what was happening will ever forget nor should we. All the television stations from the day of  and the day after will likely have excessive coverage reliving this horrific day of terrorism at its absolute worst and I am dreading it.

Frankly, I can’t watch people jumping from the burning Twin Towers again or to see the brave police and firefighhtersd running into the buildings, up the stairs past bloody dust-covered survivors staggering down towards safety. I don’t need to see the towers collapsing again. It is all indelibly etched in my brain.

Everyone on that fateful day of Sept 11, 2001, was glued to their televisions as they tried to contact loved ones known to be in that area. For those of us who lived through President John F. Kennedy’s assassination on Nov. 22, 1963, watching the horror, the lying in state for days, seeing "John John" salute as his father’s coffin goes by and following the funeral cortege into Arlington National Cemetery all came roaring back. For days and days on our tiny black and white televisions we watched and cried.

9/11 brought back all those memories as we watched our now huge high definition color televisions making this even worse to see because for some reason the color made it all the more real. Our minds just did not want to believe what our eyes saw. To this day when we close our eyes we can still see scenes from both those awful times scroll past.

15th anniversary of 9/11 / Headline SurferEveryone on that fateful day of Sept 11, 2001, was glued to their televisions as they tried to contact loved ones known to be in that area. For those of us who lived through President John F. Kennedy’s assassination on Nov. 22, 1963, watching the horror, the lying in state for days, seeing "John John" salute as his father’s coffin goes by and following the funeral cortege into Arlington National Cemetery all came roaring back. For days and days on our tiny black and white televisions we watched and cried.

9/11 brought back all those memories as we watched our now huge high definition color televisions making this even worse to see because for some reason the color made it all the more real. Our minds just did not want to believe what our eyes saw. To this day when we close our eyes we can still see scenes from both those awful times scroll past.

I will not be watching that coverage. I will be praying for those lost souls and their families and friends who are still trying to comprehend that day 15 years hence. Reliving all that plus 2001 being one of my worst years ever in which I lost my only child, my father and the love of my life in my ex-husband, ,I think God will forgive me for just praying and not watching.

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Darlene Vann is a resident of Edgewater and has been with the 24/7 Internet newspaper from the onset. She likes to write about the lighter side of life, but sometimes feels compelled to tackle some of the tougher issues.