Sunday, August 17, 2008

This Bud's for you

I have a terrible habit of not getting through all my e-mail. If I notice that it is a personal message, I read it right away. If it's not a personal message? Well, I'm still going to read it. I just may have not read it yet. (Sheepish smile) So the point of this is; I have an aunt, who I adore, that sends me lots of really cool e-mail. I rarely have time to get through all of it. The times that I do get to read everything she sends is problematic for me. Once I have read it, I feel the need to store it, since I am usually wanting to not forget what it is that she sent me. (Does this make me an e-mail pack rat?)

Well today, I was going through some of those e-mail and this is what I found.

So the rumor goes: Budweiser only aired this commercial only once so as to not benefit financially from such a sad day in our nations history. Just the same though, they wanted to show their respect. Somebody please tell me why beer companies make the best commercials?

I remember September 11, 2001 so well. I sat in the middle of my bed with a new born in each arm, watching news coverage over and over till I could tell you what the anchor person would say before they new what they would say. I cried a lot in fear of what my sweet, new, little babies would have to face in the future. I remember being so proud to be an American when I watched how one of our nations biggest tragedies brought out the best in her people. People truly caring about each other, being united in getting through this tough spot in history.

All right here is the big part of this confession. My aunt sent this to me on September 11, 2007. Are you reading this Aunt Jean? I promise to be better about reading your e-mail before it is almost a year old.


Stacy said...

I was getting ready for work and listening/half watching Good Morning America. They were filming downtown after the first plane hit but before they really knew what was happening. I was seven months pregnant with Logan and Charles was "in the field" doing training exercises at Ft Hood. When they were filming the towers and the second plane hit just as we were watching, I knew exactly what was happening. Charles was supposed to be home a few days later but it was a week and a half before he came home and we got to talk. They weren't told about it until the next day. But they knew something serious was happening because they brought the guys out of the field, gave them guns and live ammo and they had to pull guard duty. They very open post was now locked down. Everything was very uncertain. Logan is nearly seven now. It's been a long time and at times things are still uncertain. I am hoping that with a new president there will be some changes that bring about more certainty and unity in the country.

Anonymous said...

I was still in bed that morning when it came over the radio that the first tower had been hit. I jumped out of bed and turned on the TV. That whole week that's all I did was watch that stuff. It's something I'll never forget!

Jen said...

That is a really cool commercial. Very respectful.

Krista said...

Beer companies make the best commercials because...I don't know. Sounds like a "Reflections" theme. Probably because they profit off of drunks and they have a lot of money to pay good advertisers! But seriously, that was a sweet commercial and I hope we always remember Sept. 11th with respect and honor for all the heroes we lost that day.