Hard to believe that it was 8 years ago that this attack happened. At times it seems like it was just yesterday that our world changed. RIP to those that died and god bless those who survived and the families of the ones that didn't.
ETA: One of the things that gets to me is looking at my nieces and seeing how old there are now compared to then. My oldest was 2 1/2 years old while the other one wasn't even born yet, my Brother in Law was at a police academy up north so my sister drove to my parents house and all of my family was watching the news, except my dad who went to his school that day. Watching the events with my niece in the room was a downer for me since I knew that she would never know what it was like before this day. She would probably be like me, and Pearl Harbor, towards these events not knowing the emotion of that day.
One day I need to save the first 6 pages of this thread so that it will be available for my kids in the future.