Remembering 9/11/01
By ben on 2022-09-11 11:08:41

I'll never forget where I was that day. I was in my bedroom studying for exams in college. I always would have a coffee and watch the latest news in the morning.  That's when it started. I remember being glued to my TV. I remember at first it was thought to have been a fire in one of the towers; until the second plane hit.  I remember standing up walking over to the TV and saying, "Oh my God!".

Classes were cancelled soon after, and everyone was glued to the TV. There was an overall sense of real fear and apocalypse, everywhere you went. The United States never had anything like this happen, in my lifetime, on its soil. The closest thing I could remember was the Oklahoma City bombing, which didn't take down skyscrapers in the largest city in the country.

Nearly 3000 people died that day. Many first responders died, in the rescue, collapse, and over time from exposure to the gases and fires from the smoldering buildings.

I could go on and on about the political and social impacts of that day, but I won't out of respect. Instead I am going to leave all of my fellow Americans, of all political parties, of all walks of life, of all races, religions, and creeds with what I feel in my heart on this day.

Be kind to each other. Remember the unity we had on that horrible day. Think of having that unity every day.

God Bless, and keep, the United States of America.



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