Do you Remember where you were?

Twelve years ago on this day, one of the most horribly, disgusting and wrongful terrors happened in New York. New York was hit and so was the entire country.

Do you remember where you were? I sure do. I was sitting on the couch in the  den, studying when the phone rang. One of my eldest cousins called my Grandmother and asked her if she knew what was happening on TV. My cousin's youngest daughter, (whom is now deceased), called her and told her that the World Trade building was being hit by planes. Grandma called out to me and told me to turn on the TV. When I did, I couldn't believe what I saw. I just couldn't believe that this was happening! Watching these buildings go down and watching all of these people running away from the disaster and others running towards them to see what was happening and how they could help. Hearing newsreporters with fear and confusion in their voices, trying their best to do their job, were basically screaming into the TV, "There are people jumping out of the windows to their deaths!" No one could believe what was happening.

I just didn't know why this was happening and no one else knew either. Somehow, the idea that these were terrorist attacks! However, looking at the replay, it looked incredibly strange that one plane would fly in and then another would quickly follow. That looked really planned, but I just didn't think terrorists. Maybe, because I was about twelve and I couldn't figure out why someone would want to hurt us, the United States.

Every year since then, reminiscing on that day, I can't help but, feel for the families that were effected by this tragedy. All of those that families that suffered huge losses on that day. My prayers are with all of those people. My prayers are with all of the families of our Military Men and Women, whom selflessly gave their lives to fight in a war that took too many lives and solved no problems at all. It is important that those families know that their family members, didn't give themselves and lives in vain. It is important for us to help the children understand that their parents didn't die in vain. It is important to help the Parents understand that they didn't losethier children for nothing. We need to let every single person of every family that has been effected by these tragic circumstances, that we as America will not be moved. We are a nation built on integrity and dignity. We are a nation built on unity and fellowship.

We have been humbled, but we are not defeated. We can and will continue to get stronger and better. We need to grow in grace and we need to grow together. The journey is not over, it is far from over. But, if we can put aside differences for the greater good, then there no telling to how far we can go as a country.

Onward, we move. Building a stronger, better, brighter America.

Let us all pray for our country!

God bless America!

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