We Will Never Forget
Before I say absolutely anything today, I need to start with the tenth anniversary of 9/11. It has been ten years since America was struck by tragedy, and thousands of American lives were lost. I was eleven when the Twin Towers were struck, and like everyone, I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing. I don’t think at age eleven I understood the magnitude of what was happening, and how it would change America forever.
Now, ten years later, I can only begin to wrap my head around the grief that must be plaguing the victim’s families, and how hard the last ten years must have been without their loved ones. I can only begin to feel so much gratitude and pride for the civilians, policemen, and fire fighters who rushed into a burning, collapsing building to save their fellow mankind. I can only begin to understand what it must have felt like to New Yorkers who walked by that building everyday, or the ones who feared what would happen next.
Not just the New York skyline changed that day, the whole world was different.
Today, I will be thinking about the families who lost someone on 9/11, New Yorkers who felt their home attacked, and everyone else who suffered because of that tragic terrible day in history. We’re thinking of you, and we won’t ever forget.
Last night New York City shined bright beams of light where the Twin Towers once stood. As someone who had only ever been to New York post 9/11, I was so glad to see where the Towers would have stood…it was beautiful.