Thursday, September 11, 2014

Where were you?

“Where were you on September 11th?” is a question you’ll hear a lot today. Some of us were in school, others were at work. When the news was broadcast, Americans all over the country were in disbelief. America hadn't had an attack of this scale on its own soil since Pearl Harbor.

As a country, we were devastated. As a country, we were united. With empowering speeches from former President George W. Bush, we came together as a nation and declared that we will not stand for acts of terrorism. We would unite as Americans and support the victims of this tragedy. We would act to prevent this from happening again, to America or to anyone in the world.
         On this day, we chose to remember those who have lost their lives in the World Trade Center. We chose to grieve with the families who have lost someone when the towers fell. We chose commemorate the firefighters and police officers who gave their lives to help trapped victims.

          Today, please remember to take a moment of silence today for all of those who have had their life taken away by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and for those who have fallen as a volunteer to help rescue victims. Be sure to give thanks to our soldiers who continue to defend the freedom and safety of our nation.

          Beginning at 6 pm today in New York City, the Memorial Plaza will be open to the public for a special viewing of the Tribute in Light. The memorial will remain open until midnight for the anniversary to ensure the experience is available for all who wish to pay tribute to ground zero.

          If you’re interested in learning more about September 11th, please be sure to visit the memorial’s website here, and if you’re ever in New York, pay it a visit.  God Bless America.

Where were you on September 11th? Be thankful and grateful for America, especially today.