I don't know where to start with this post. I have written the first sentence about 10 times because I don't know exactly what to say. I remember September 11, 2001 like it was yesterday, and I am sure most people do. I was a freshman in high school, in Journalism class when I first heard the news, and English when the principal came over the loud speaker to announce to the students what had happened. I can tell you everything about that day, and I am sure I will be able to tell it 50 years from now. My husband described it best over the weekend; he said it was like a scab that keeps getting picked off and the wound is new again. I didn't know anyone personally, except my mother's childhood friend. I didn't know him well, but I remember his face as clear as day, even if I did see him last over 20 years ago.
Even though this day is one that we will never forget, I believe that after 11 years later, us Americans are stronger than ever and we can survive tough times that strike. All of us have something in common, and that is we all stuck together through this tragic time and still honor those who have fallen. We have remained strong, we have remained courageous, we have remained as one. To those who have been personally struck by this tragedy, and to those whose lives have been lost, you will forever remain in our hearts and prayers. I can stand up, and say with pride, that I am certainly proud to be an American.
We Will Never Forget