Tuesday, September 11, 2018

It’s a date that we’ll Never Forget. Spend some time today remembering 9/11/01 with our tribute in today’s Sip.

We Remember

8:46 a.m. American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767 carrying 81 passengers and 11 crew members, crashes into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

9:03 a.m. United Airlines Flight 175, a Boeing 767 carrying 56 passengers and nine crew members, crashes into the South Tower of the World Trade Center.

9:37 a.m. American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757 carrying 58 passengers and six crew members, crashes into the Pentagon.

9:59 a.m. The South Tower of the World Trade Center collapses.

10:03 a.m. United Airlines Flight 93, a Boeing 757 with 37 passengers and seven crew members, crashes to the ground near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after passengers heroically fought the four hijackers aboard.

10:28 a.m. The North Tower of the World Trade Center collapses.

10:50 a.m. Five stories of the Pentagon collapse due to the fire.

5:20 p.m. 7 World Trade Center, a 47 story building collapses.

And the world was never the same.

Need to Know

Guam got hit by a typhoon over the weekend, and because Mother Nature thought we were feeling left out… Over 1 million people along the east coast have been issued mandatory evacuations (including our editor, T.T.!), due to Hurricane Florence scheduled to make landfall in the coming days (also why we had to postpone our Norfolk MilSpouseFest that was supposed to be tomorrow – womp womp, but new date coming soon, pinkie swear).

The Navy has sortied 30 ships from Norfolk, VA in preparation for the storm, leaving military spouses everywhere just elated (note sarcasm) that they’re facing an evacuation and Category 4 hurricane alone. Read this great piece here by Rebecca Alwine about what you need to do to prepare. And an extra pro tip: Red wine doesn’t need to be refrigerated. Stay safe friends.

Speaking of disasters (aka PCSing), the petition started by Megan Harless demanding moving companies be held accountable that has been circling round the world is now at 92,000+ signatures, and we’re hoping to help it get to 100,000. Sign it here.

Want to Know

Even on the most somber of days and while we’re trying to plot our hurricane evacuation strategy, the internet doesn’t let us down with weird animal news. Today’s Top 3:

A woman in Oklahoma woke up to a coyote chasing her cat in her bedroom. Omg.

Surfing dogs raised money in California over the weekend, making uncoordinated humans who are unable to master hanging 10 feel even more inadequate about their lives.

And last but certainly not least, a rat pulled a fire alarm in Washington, DC (and no, it wasn’t a congressman ba-dum-ching!).

The Sip: And the world was never the same

Reading While We Sip

We love this piece about the importance of finding the unity we felt on 9/11.

Read these beautiful stories of 9/11 heroes.

This is an excellent letter from Soldier’s Wife, Crazy Life to her children.

Finally, the ripple of September 11th from Airman to Mom.

Watching While We Sip

If you haven’t seen this video, BOATLIFT: An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience, you absolutely must make time for it today. It’s just over 11 minutes and is so spectacularly done. Plus it’s narrated by Tom Hanks.

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