9/11 Memorial

Wendy Roepcke, Staff Writer

September 11th, 2001 was a horrific day, but it showed Osama bin Laden and his followers not to mess with the United States of America. 2,997 people died in the Twin Towers, The Pentagon, and on the United States Flight 93. Thousands of people died and while many people feel angered or saddened by 9/11, the United States remained strong.  This day in history will always be remembered for some, not by choice, but because this is an important day in our history.  At least 20 people and six firefighters were willing to give their lives so that others may get out of the World Trade Center alive. The next day, during the search and rescue effort, approximately 11 people were rescued from the rubble, including six firefighters and three police officers.

Families of those who had died, mourned their losses, and the whole country didn’t know what to do. The country came together, made the United States stronger, and made other countries fear us even more.  Some may think this is a bad thing, but it stopped more attacks from happening.  We celebrate this day in history as a tragic day that brought the citizens of the U.S. together.  9/11 showed everyone in the world how strong the U.S. is when we are united as a country and as one force.  If 9/11 had never happened, the United States might not have displayed the wrath we had simmering down under where no one could see it.  There are multiple songs and stories that display how the United States came together as one united force to take down those who attacked us.

9/11 reminds us that even though life can throw punches at us, we can get back up and live to see the sunlight again the next day.  9/11 brought our patriotism back to life as if it were ashes reincarnated to be a person again.  9/11 reminds us that we should stay loyal to America because sometimes people underestimate you and then you have to show them that you are stronger then they think. Osama bin Laden thought America was going to crumble down, but we stood up for ourselves.  9/11 will always be remembered as a horrific day in history, but it is history and we should learn from it so it doesn’t happen again.  9/11 showed us Americans that if we come together, we can do anything as one force united together, hence The United States of America.