11 years ago today, my history class was told something by Mr Valentic and his words, I can still in my head today.
He turned to us while we all sat at our desks, dumbfounded as to WHY someone would attack our country like this. We were all juniors, 16-17 years old. Completely sheltered to something so evil. Our biggest worry was a sale at Abercrombie or passing our Japanese test that was coming up. We were not worried about our country being attacked and thousands of people dying in a single day.
"You might not see it or know it now, but your lives will be forever changed from this moment on."
How true that statement is and was.
11 years later and I can guarantee that everyone knows at least one person who has been affected by 9/11 and the subsequent war(s) that followed.
11 years later and that day still echos in all our ears. 11 years later and we can all remember exactly what we were doing on that day, at that minute when we saw it happen.
11 years later and I can still see that second tower being hit. I can still see those towers collapsing like they were made out of Legos.
11 years later and we know real life heroes. Not the ones we see on TV. But actual men and woman who lay down their lives, no questions asked, for their country. Because to them, its an honor to serve. Its an honor to do their duty.
11 years later and we are still reflecting. We are still reeling with the aftermath of 9/11.
How has your life changed?