Today marks a big anniversary. Today’s date has changed our world forever, it’s the 15 year anniversary of 9/11. I was young when it happened, but I vividly remember that our nation has changed. I was in 5th grade and I remember my teacher at the time said a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center and the Twin Towers. I knew that was in New York somewhere, but me in my little 10 year old mind I didn’t understand exactly what was happening nor where or what those places was. My class had a tv in our room and we watched a little bit of it. I remember the fire and chaos, people running away and crying. We prayed for our leader, country and the people suffering.
I got home and that night with my mom and family, we watched the news. That’s when I remember the towers falling, people jumping out from windows, planes crashing into the towers. I felt so bad, knowing millions of people were killed and that people were alive and trapped in the rubble of the towers. To see a big plane cut through the towers like a knife, one after the other, it was unbelievable. I was praying the towers would hold, but then was aghast when they collapsed as they were paper thin, which they probably were b/c of the fire. Then I remember that the plane barely missed the white house and crashed behind it.
It was in the news for a long time, everywhere you go and looked it was either on t.v. or on a magazine. Many firefighters lost their lives trying to help people who were alive trapped under the massive rubble. It’s very sad to think about it yet alone to remember certain parts of it. After this horrific attack, air security has changed so much. Its tighter and stricter now, which is good but now I’m nervous going through security b/c I don’t want to set off the alarm or get ‘pulled over’ b/c of something questionable in my suitcase.
This date will always have a place in people’s hearts and minds, we should #NeverForget.