Saturday, September 11, 2010

Never Forget

“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.”
President George W. Bush
Where were you when the planes hit on 9-11? What were the emotions you were feeling? What did you think would happen next?
September 9, 2011- I was just 14 years old. It was my freshman year of high school and I was sitting in my freshman Algebra class. My teacher received a phone call and then she turned on the TV.. It was just after the first plane had hit. I honestly didn't know what was going on. I thought that there was just a fire, and knew nothing about the plane. Then I read the captions, and the Reporter started talking. The second plane hit. This was a terrorist attack. 

I remember just starring at the TV.. absolutely blank. I didn't know what to think. It wasn't registering what was really going on. What was going to happen? Were there going to be more attacks? No one had the answers... But I was sure war was inevitable. I believe war was necessary. 

After processing everything I had saw.. My mind began racing. I was scared, I was shocked, I was sad.. so many emotions were running through my body. I started to get scared for my family. I had a feeling we would go to war. My cousin was in the Army and my brother would soon leave to the Airforce. I just knew that someone I loved was going to go overseas. 

On Spetember 11, 2001, I realized how much pride I had for the United States of America. I realized how much I appreciated our Military, and my family who was going to make sacrifices.. and many other families as well.

My Cousin was sent to Iraq. Every day I worried, every day I prayed.. Not just for him, but for every man and woman overseas fighting and for every person who lost a family member that tragic day. 

Because of 9-11, I have learned to appreciate everything the Military does for us. The sacrifices, the dedication. Everything. Not just the Military- Firefighters and police officers as well.

What I'm getting to is this... I will never forget the event of September 11, 2001. 

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, I was a freshman sitting in class too. I was watching it happen as well. I wrote about it over at my blog