Saturday, September 11, 2010

Remember the day: September 11. 2001

Remembrance, by dictionary definition means: the act of remembering, the ability to remember or a memorial. 9 years ago today was a day the nation mourned. Over 3,000 American lives were lost that day in an unthinkable act of terrorism. All this morning are reels of photographs and videos run on every tv station. As the tears fall down my face I remember back to where I was that day. It was only a month of my start in 7th grade. Sitting in my home room class talking to one of my best friends, Jeffrey as I did every morning. The door opens and in comes a teacher from another pod, her face was pale and emotionless. She walks up to my teacher, Mrs. Jackson, and whispers something into her ear. They both gaze at each other with horror. My mind wonders in it's childish thought of who is in trouble this time ... it had to be Brandon he was always in trouble. Calmly she turned towards us and said, "Something major has happened. I'm not sure exactly what is going on so today we are going to watch the news." I think the whole class sighed with relief. I know I did, my homework wasn't finished so any time we didn't have to worry about getting in trouble was good. About 12 minutes later when we turned on the tv ... it happened. The second plane hit ... could it be real? We found out that it had been indeed planned .... a terrorist attack. That was the first time I had even heard of that word. I just couldn't process why anyone no matter what opinions or beliefs would harm innocent people. That's when I opened my self up to the world. I discovered that this goes on everyday in other countries. I am so relieved to live in a country that this doesn't happen on a daily basis. This is a day to thank each and every person serving (regardless of your standpoint on the war) ... whether it is the troops overseas, Firefighters and Police officers across America. Most importantly .... A remembrance of all the people who lost their lives on that day and who gave their lives in order to save someone else. We honor you!

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