Remembering September 11th, 2001 – 9/11
7 years ago today, I was getting ready for work and I received a phone call from one of my family members (I don’t remember who it was). They told me to hurry and turn on the television. I turned on the news and saw reruns of the first plane crashing into one of the world trade centers. I was shocked – I thought it was a sick joke and couldn’t believe something like that could happen in the United States.
A few minutes later, I watched as another plane crashed into the other world trade center. I was angry, afraid, and concerned for those and their loved ones who were still trapped in the towers and those who had been in the planes who were killed as well as those who were killed in the towers. I watched the billows of smoke coming up from the towers and prayed that the people could evacuate the building as soon as possible.
I thought to myself, “How could this happen?” How could someone think they would go to heaven by taking the lives of innocent people? I wanted revenge on those who agreed with those twisted people!
I watched as people plunged their bodies out of the buildings due to the high temperatures they must have felt – falling to their death. I thought to myself, how can this be any worse?
Then the towers came falling down, one by one. I watched with tears in my eyes – feeling the pain and fear of those who were in the towers as well as their family and friends.
I was proud of the firefighters and other people who risked their lives trying to save as many people as possible.
It was an awful day – one which I don’t ever want to see repeated! It was a day when the people of the United States weren’t fighting over same sex marriages, political views, or religion. We as a people came together and were “united” – inclined to help anyone who was in need of our help.
Please remember to keep the family members and friends of those who didn’t survive the attacks 8 years ago and let’s stand as a people and fight terrorism!
To the Flag
Of the United States of America
And to the republic
For which it stands
With liberty and justice for all