Yesterday on the tenth anniversary of September 11th the Governor and First Lady of Alabama joined others across the nation to remember the events of 2001. Governor Bentley spoke a few words then joined his wife in a moment of silence and prayer.
First Lady Dianne Bentley reflected on where she was ten years ago and remembers watching Charlie on Good Morning America. She said GMA was her morning routine and all of the sudden they broke to news of the terrorist attack. She was riveted by what she saw on her television. She thought it had to be an accident but as she sat, glued to her tv, she watched the rest of the days events unfold. Mrs. Bentley soon realized it was truly an act of terror. The Governor was still practicing medicine at that time and had to hear from patients about the attack. He came home for lunch and the couple ate in silence as they watched the news.
The thoughts and prayers of the Governor and First Lady are with those who lost loved ones in the attack and are thankful for the lives of the survivors and first responders.