Friday, September 9, 2011

September 11, 2001

It seems like this date means more to the United States than December 7, 1941 does. Maybe because 1941 was almost exactly seventy years ago. Maybe because America was more directly affected because of September 11.

In the attack of Pearl Harbor, nearly 2,500 people were killed, and about 1,300 were wounded.

On September 11, almost 3,000 people died, and over six thousand were wounded. 

Maybe the wounds are still fresh, for those of us who remember it, or lost loved ones. 

America came together that year, and every year on the same day, we come together again. Flag go up, the specials come on TV, and tears usually begin to flow.

As for me, I was only five years old, and remember nothing but watching these big buildings tumble to the ground on the news. It would be years later before I understood. 

This horrific incident will remain in America's hearts and minds forever, or at least until something worse happens. And even then, we will compare it, and will have learned from the September 11 attack, and be able to prevent any lasting damage. 

Remember, learn, and come together, America.

We will never forget those who died, and those who died to save others.

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