September 11, 2001 is day that will always be remembered. It is a day we reflect on those we lost, and it is a day we salute to those who continue to fight for our freedom. I was in the fourth grade when the Twin Towers fell to the ground, crushing everyone and everything beneath them. A terrorism group’s plan of action brought the people of The United States of America to their knees. I have watched many documentaries that reflect on what we lost on that sad day. Seeing footage of the towers being hit and then falling to the ground still give me chills. The photos of that day are a constant reminder of what was lost. My favorite sites that had pictures remembering 9/11 was www.cnn.com and www.usatoday.com . The pictures show shots of the day the towers fell and also how people were continuing to remember twelve years later. Too many innocent lives were taken. The story that I came across was posted on Facebook. A man was on the 81st floor of the second tower made it to the bottom of the tower when the tower collapsed on him. His story was one of perseverance and bravery. He continued to fight through all the rubble and pain to make it safely to his family.
Twelve years later, the passion The United States of America has for our troops and the war on terrorism has not changed. I believe now more than ever, when we think about that day, September 11, 2001, we, as a nation, stand up as one and are proud of what we stand for. It is amazing to me that on this one day out of the entire year, Americans can put aside their religious backgrounds, race, and beliefs, and come together and stand up for the America they believe in. We become so passionate and proud of our country.
I’ve never been one to jump up and down for my country, but the older I get, I realize how proud of this country I really am. I watch videos of soldiers coming home to their families and I cry. Not because I am sad, but because I realize how blessed I am to live in an amazing country. I have freedom of religion and speech that other countries don’t have. We have so many opportunities offered to us as American that we take for granted every day. I am so proud to be an American because I know that even at the worst of times in this country, we can come together and stand united as one.