A Day We Will Never Forget

Thursday, September 11, 2008

For my generation, September 11th is the day we stop what we're doing and remember exactly where we were when we heard the horrific news of the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and United Flight 93 in Pennsylvania. It's been 7 years and to this day, I remember in full detail my actions that day and just how I felt when I learned what had happened.

I woke up that morning (a Thursday) and went to my 8:10 Biology 101 class in the University Center (UC) just like I did every Tuesday and Thursday. And I remember walking through the hall and seeing the two towers on the TVs and not knowing what was going on. Then when I got to class, a friend told me what had happened and my mouth dropped... I was in complete shock. I remember everyone being really quiet that day and everyone pretty much keeping to themselves.

So here we are, 7 years later and though it's sad to say, this type of occasion is what makes people realize just how proud they are to be an American. I am thankful for the United States and all we stand for as a nation, I am thankful for the people who risked and gave up their lives that day so that others could live, I am thankful for the men and women who serve our country day in and day out so our way of life can continue, and I am thankful for family and friends who make each day on this earth worthwhile.

Of course we all have differing opinions about a variety of topics including war, the economy, healthcare, education, and ESPECIALLY politics, but even now in the middle of our election year, I am glad candidates can put their differences aside, even if only for one day, to remember a day when we all stood as one against the foreign enemy. I don't know why people care to cause harm to others and I will never understand their actions, but it does give me hope about our future and just how much we have to be thankful for. God Bless All of You- We Will Never Forget! OXOX

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