Can you remember what you were doing or where you were today, 15 years ago?
I think everyone can because 9.01.01 changed the lives of many of us Americans. 15 years ago I was sitting in a classroom,Mrs. Jason's 5th grade class at Van R. Butler Elementary school in Santa Rosa Beach, FL.
It was bright and early, we had just gotten to school and we were about to start when sheer panic took over the U.S. and our little school all the way in the Florida Panhandle. I could feel the sadness and the loss of those I've never met. But I was just a little girl, I had no idea what the true meaning of loss and terrorism was. I felt the pain for those sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, aunts and uncles, grandparents who had lost a loved one on those Twin Towers that day. The sadness that the last words they spoke to that morning or a week ago was the last words they'd ever hear. Those individuals went to work that day just like any other day, they'd come home and see their families again, but many never got the chance to go home.
Those towers represented more than just a building. It repressed unity, faith and stability for our nation.
Looking back 15 years later nothing has really changed. We still mourn, we still grieve the lose but only one day out of the year. September 11 will always be remembered. But it will only be remembered on September 11th.
So much has changed in 15 years. We were so close as a nation after the attacks, we loved and supported one another, even strangers we barely knew. Now we can't stand each other.
Society has showed us that we're just a bunch of hypocrites. How can we say the Pledge of Allegiance but it not be true?
We call need to come together more often than on the anniversary of a terrorist attack. We need to come together and truthfully, no pun intended but really make America great again. We deserve it. We deserve to live in the best country in the world. So many people wish they could say they were Americans. Why are we making a mockery out of ourselves and our country that our forefathers fought so hard for?
To all those who lost someone on 9.11.01 my heart is with you all.