I won't ever forget September 11, 2001. How could I? How could any of us? I remember the sadness, the fear, the helplessness, the anger... actually I don't just remember it, I can still feel it. I was 14 and in my freshman home room when I head the news. My classmates and I looked to our teachers to know how to react and we saw the same things we were feeling. Everyone was so completely human that day; we were all so fragile and capable of being broken.
But, September 11 and the days that immediately followed showed us something else. We all felt something else. We were overcome by a sense of unity, pride, and love. We looked at each other as brothers and sisters. We were more than fellow citizens, we were family. And, while in the past ten years the world has learned and demonstrated the many ways one can hate another person, it has also showed us the ways we can love. Today, I'm keeping mind a great quote by Reverend Desmond Tutu, "Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." I'm going to remember those that died ten years ago in New York, DC, and Pennsylvania by doing little bits of good whenever and wherever I can. I can't think of a better way to honor their memories.
God bless, America. God bless, The World.