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This Tribute was provided by Dawn Watkins:
I am so very sorry

My heart goes out to you
I am so very sorry for the families who lost loved ones in this tragic event.

I am a paramedic and I work with a nurse that lost friends in the towers. She is from NY. I felt her pain.

I watched in terror as the first plane hit the first tower and I thought to myself, "This has to be a joke. What a terrible thing to do." Then as I continued to watch, I realized that it wasn't a joke and I cried. I cried for all the lives lost, I cried for all the families that lost loved ones, and I cried because my children and I were safe.

I noticed that after this happened, there were flags on car windows, in the back of trucks, and on houses. As the months have passed, I have noticed that the flags have almost all gone too. This saddens me deeply. I still fly my flags and I still remember every day what happened on 9-11. It is something I will never forget, nor will I ever let anyone else in my life forget.

I think it is a shame that it took something like this to happen to make people come together and I think it is a bigger shame that after a few months, people have chose to forget and move on. I for one will continue to remember and will continue to fly my flags high and proud.

I pray for the families every night and I will continue to pray until I die. I will always keep you and yours in my prayers and my memories.

God be with you and keep you safe.

Dawn M. Watkins
paramedic and fellow american


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