We Will Never Forget 9/11
19 years ago the world sat in stunned silence. Something that nobody ever thought would happen, happened. A terrorist attack on American soil claimed the lives of 3,000 people. Not just Americans. This was not an American tragedy. This was a worldwide tragedy. 19 al Qaeda terrorists hijacked 4 airplanes. 2 would fly into the World Trade Center buildings in New York City, 1 would crash into the Pentagon, and 1 would be taken back over by the passengers and crash-landed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Those passengers who overpowered the hijackers and crash-landed in Shanksville sacrificed themselves to save others.
We will never forget.
I can remember where I was that fateful day. It doesn’t seem that long ago. It’s hard to believe that it’s becoming just another chapter in history books. My children are growing up only knowing what they’re told by us and what they learn in school. I forget that I was simply a kid when it happened.
I was 15 and sitting in my second period French class. We thought it was a rare treat getting to watch TV during class. It wasn’t a treat.
We watched in abject horror as the fire tower had smoke pouring from the windows. We knew it was bad, we had no idea it was about to be worse.
To our teenage horror another plane came into the camera shot and plowed into the second tower. I don’t remember if we screamed. Or gasped. I just remember the pain in my heart and my gut watching the people begin to jump.
Then the announcement that we weren’t allowed to leave class. All communication with the outside world was limited. Word came to us that another plane hit the Pentagon and a fourth had crashed just an hour south of us in Shankesville, Pa. An hour away.
There was panic. Nobody was sure what was happening. Nobody was sure if we were going to be able to leave.
The world swore We Will Never Forget.
But have we? We’ve elected an Islamic terrorist sympathizer into our congress. We are sitting idly by while domestic terrorist organizations BLM and Antifa burn and riot across our country.
We’re more divided thanks to the MSM and Democrats complete and utter hatred for America.
We need to remember those feelings of togetherness we felt after that tragedy. We need to remember how we swore to stop terrorists and to be a united country. How have we gone in the opposite direction in such a short amount of time?
9/11 is a somber day for us all.
We Will Never Forget.