Two Words to Remember-Never Forget
Never Forget. The two words that will forever be connected with September 11th. Today we honor those 2,996 people who lost their lives 15 years ago. We honor those people who lost their lives at the World Trade Center in New York, at the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and those who attempted to retake the plane in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Over the last decade there has been many memorials and monuments built across the world to honor what happened on September 11th from Russia to Italy to Israel. The biggest would be that of the 9/11 Memorial Museum and Ground Zero Memorial. This along with all the other Memorials plays tribute and honor to those 2,996 people. The twin reflection pools within the Memorial sit where the Twin Towers once stood. The names of every single person that died in the terror attack are inscribed into the bronze panels. It is a reminder of the largest single loss of life from a foreign attack on American soil.
This day brought all Americans together no matter what race, what religion, what gender you are. We are Americans and we stand together, and so we must continue to stand as one. Does not matter if you work as a lawyer, a cop, or a clerk at Walmart we must Never Forget what happened on this day so that it does not happen again.
I was only a kid when the attacks happened. I lived in Fairfax, Virginia. I was sent home from Kindergarten for a fever and not knowing what was going on. It was not until I got older did I fully understand what had happened. My father worked in D.C. at the time of the attack and I thank every day that he was not at the Pentagon when the attack occurred. And I mourn those who were and those in New York and Pennsylvania. So on this day pause for a moment to honor those people who lost their lives, say I love you to someone you haven’t in a while, and respect those people who put their lives on the line every day to protect America and its freedom.