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September 11th – A Day to Stop and Remember

By On Sep 11 2012, 3:00 am

September 11th – what an ominous date for a book release. Because let’s be honest, buying a book on this day is not the first thing on people’s minds. Even eleven years later, America is still impacted by the events of that day. It’s darkly iconic in a way that nothing in our recent history has surpassed. And thank the universe for that, since we really don’t need or want an event that outshines that attack in our country.

However, that statement right there brings to mind the countless other tragedies and events that have happened in the world since that day in 2001. Thousands of men and women have given their lives defending our freedoms, avenging that day and bringing liberty to others. There are controversies and arguments galore regarding the right of what the U.S. has done. And I won’t debate that. Book cover of "Stone of Ascension" by Lynda AicherEveryone has an opinion and that is one of the often forgotten glories of the freedom we do have.

But I will take the time to say Thank You to all of the people who have sacrificed their time, hearts, families and too often, their lives, so that we may have a voice. So that I can write a book and have it published, my children can go to school and learn, and our little world can revolve within the blinders of peace that we wake up to every day.

Buying a new book just doesn’t seem high on the list of things to do on September 11th. So my book, Stone of Ascension, is releasing today, you say? Oh yeah. I’m supposed to be promoting that. Well, just like all the silent men and women who fight for our freedom, there is a race of beings doing the same in the world of the Energens. They don’t want glory or recognition, it is simply the job they were born to do.

In real life and fiction, every war has two sides and each is convinced that they are right or there wouldn’t be a war. Conviction that strong ensures that many tragedies will occur before victory is achieved. In my fictitious world, if we humans want to keep living with our peaceful blinders on, we better hope that the Energens prevail.

The Apocalypse is coming, but the question remains – when will it arrive and what will it look like when it does?

“I was smitten with this book from the first chapter and couldn’t put it down. The descriptive prose drew me into this alternate world view of Earth and left me reaching for more.” – 5 stars, Sensual Reads

Lynda Aicher

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7 Responses to “September 11th – A Day to Stop and Remember”

  1. Kaylyn Davis says:

    I was sitting in Algebra when we got the news. We quickly went to the library to watch the the t.v. Every class we sat in there. I remember going to the office so I could call my mom and tell her I loved her. It was a hard day. 11 years later I can remember exactly what I was doing when I heard.

  2. Maria D. says:

    When Sept. 11th happened, I was at a fairly new job in a legal office, I had no idea what was going on and all of a sudden my boss and his partner started yelling and everyone ran into the center office. The lawyers had been watching a baseball game the night before and had left a small television in the office and they had turned it on and we watched the replay of what had happened on the news. Pretty much spent the next 3 hours just watching the replays and listening to what was going on and then we were sent home. When I got home my parents were watching it on the news so I watched it with them and listened to what was going on.

  3. Lori C. says:

    I had the unfortunate position of waking up to the news of the first plane, being three hours to the West made for a very interesting lag in reality. It is important to remember that day and the days that have followed, those that have put their lives in the frontlines of the battles, whether we agree with the battles or not.
    I agree that while buying a book on a day like today may not seem like an appropiate response, I think doing the things we enjoy is as good of a way to appreciate the life we have as you can get. There isn’t any perfect way to appropiately honor the day, so I say just enjoy the life we do have.

  4. Lynda Aicher says:

    I was running on a treadmill at the gym at 5:45 AM West Coast time as I watched a silent broadcast of the Today show. I will never forget trying to figure out what Katie Couric was talking about when a plan flies past in the background to crash into the second tower. Without the sound playing, it took me a moment to realize that what I saw was really happening and what it meant. My run ended immediately so I could find a TV with the sound playing.

  5. Bonnie Hobbs says:

    Came in early for a shift on Orthopedic ward (RN shortage that week) Was just helping elderly fellow back to bed (hip replacement). He was complaining that his roommate had the TV on, “driving me nuts!” I looked up, trying to soothe him, saying, “It looks like a terrible accident. A plane hit a building…then the second plane hit and neither of us spoke. Just watched. I gave him his pain medication and something for anxiety, wishing I could have the same.
    But I was proud, watching the firefighters, police, medical volunteers, regular folks, working together. Proud of us in the face of such horror. When I remember that day, that’s what I remember most.

  6. Anne Tenino says:

    My two-year-old had just awakened me, and we were hanging out drinking either milk or coffee (we each had different preferences), when my husband called and told me to turn on the news. I asked him why and he said “A plane flew into the World Trade Center this morning.” I turned it on in time to see the second plane hit the building. I was trying to wrap my mind around how two planes could accidentally fly into neighboring buildings when my husband said, “It’s not an accident.”

    We spent the rest of the day trying to reach my husband’s brother and his family. They finally reached my in-laws at about 10pm our time (we’re on the West Coast). Their 1-year-old had a doctor’s appointment in Manahattan that morning, so they were all together. They spent seven hours walking home to Brooklyn.

  7. Carol says:

    I was at work. Someone there told me of the first plane hitting the WTC and my mother phoned to tell me as well. I had to go out at lunch to do an errand and the subway was full of people let out from work. When I got back to work, it had closed also.

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