Today marks the day in history, eleven long years ago, when our
country entered into one of the biggest battles it has known. Today eleven years ago began a war between two countries and numerous religions and races. I will join the rest of the USA in honoring those who lost their lives in the twin tower attacks. We fly the flag proud today, proud of our country, proud of those
who have fallen in defense of our country and proud of those who risk their lives to fight for it. 9/11 has forever scarred us as a nation but in no way has it weakened us.
On this day, 11 years ago, where were you? Do you remember? What did you think, feel or want to do about it?
I remember vividly, I was sitting in Mr. Carlson’s 5thgrade class waiting for class to start. His phone rang. He sounded shocked with an unforgettable look on his face, one that showed shock, fear and unknowing all at once. I had never seen this normally laid back man move as fast as he did to turn the
classroom TV on to the news. I remember everyone quieting down and turning to watch the TV as we saw one the smoke coming from a gaping hole in the side of the first twin tower, just sitting there in shock and not knowing what it all meant at that moment in time. We watched as the second plane crashed into the second tower in what seemed like slow motion. It wasn’t until a couple years later that I would fully be able to grasp what had happened and feel the full affect of those attacks other then, something is wrong.