September 11, 2001. Ten Years Later I Haven’t Forgotten and Never Will.

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Never Forget

September 11, 2001, is a day I have remembered every single day since and will never forget. I remember the tragedy and fear but also remember the rejuvenation of American pride and spirit that radiated from everyone and everywhere in the days that followed.

Much has happened in my life over the past 10 years with some influenced by those events. Although I was with people on 9/11, it’s a day I felt extremely alone. (I was representing the Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau on a sales mission in New England. Ironically, President Bush was in Sarasota that day.)

Flight 93 National Memorial
Memorials have been established at the World Trade Center site in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Now is the time to assist the National Park Foundation to complete the opens in a new windowFlight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. It is the only national park dedicated to the events of 9/11. Ten years ago aboard Flight 93, forty passengers and crew fought the terrorists and prevented them hitting their suspected target in Washington, D.C. This memorial will establish a place of healing, learning and remembrance. Visit the opens in a new windowFlight 93 National Memorial to learn more.

I’ve previously written about my 9/11 experiences and days that followed so I won’t rewrite it but if you’d like, you can follow the links to the three-part story.

Never, ever forget.

opens in a new windowPart 1: Eight Years and Still Vivid

opens in a new windowPart 2: Lying for a Ride

opens in a new windowPart 3: Patriotic Road Trip

I also had opens in a new windowthis experience when visiting the 9/11 Memorial in New York City in 2016.

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Jenn

Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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