“Now, we have inscribed a new memory alongside those others.
It’s a memory of tragedy and shock, of loss and mourning. But not only of loss and mourning. It’s also a memory of bravery and self-sacrifice, and the love that lays down its life for a friend–even a friend whose name it never knew. “
– President George W. Bush
September 11, 2001, I will never forget. I was in Mrs. Schwab’s class, when my principal came into the room and whispered something into my teacher’s ear. Mrs. Schwab immediately ran to the TV and turned it on. My class watched in silence as the events unfolded that day. I was in 5th grade.
2,977 lives were taken that day. Some rushed the cockpit so terrorists couldn’t hit their target. Some were on the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Others were just going about their jobs. Some selflessly ran towards the buildings to help others get out, and never made it out themselves.
2,977 families lost loved ones, some received only a memento of the lost; some didn’t receive anything.
Please take a moment out of your day to remember the lives lost on 9/11.