Photo of Ground Zero in 2010 | Photo: Chris White

Today is the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

I can’t believe it’s already been 10 years since that dark day in our nation’s history. I’m sure we can all remember where we were when we heard about the attacks. I still can remember where I was just like it was yesterday. I was in 4th grade and it seemed like a normal day. Our class went to lunch like always but, every few minutes during lunch, we would hear names of other students being called to go home. I know 10 or so went home just during lunchtime. My friend and I didn’t think anything about it at the time but I knew something was up.

We get back to class and, later on, someone comes in our classroom and whispers something to our teacher. I don’t remember her reaction or anything and I, once again, didn’t think too much about it, but I think that person may have told her what happened. I finally found out about everything when I got to my grandparents house after school. I remember seeing those horrible images on their TV thinking, “what in the world has happened?”

Although the time has flown by and so many things have changed since then, one thing will never change: the true blessing we have to live in this country. I know we all get mad or upset with decisions made by our nation’s leaders and things that go on in the country, but we still should be thankful for the country we live in! On this anniversary, let’s all remember those who have given their lives for our freedom and pray for those who are still fighting for it.

God Bless America!

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