It has been 10 years since two planes hit the World Trade Center, one hit the Pentagon, and one crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. Everyone is able to remember what they were doing and where they were when this happened. Here is mine:
I was 16 and junior in high school, sitting in 3rd hour band class. I over heard some of the upper clansmen talking about planes crashing in to the WTC. Some people were asking if they were talking about a movie or something because it couldn’t be real. About 10 minutes later there was an overhead announcement to the entire school. The principle explained what had happened. About the planes crashing into the WTC and about them burning. It seemed like all the entire school fell dead silent. I’m sure you could have heard a pencil drop on the other side of the school. The let us know that after this class period there would be counselors in the hall ways for us to talk to. After the announcement to the school was over our band teacher, Mr. Booth, opened up all the doors in the band room so everyone could hear us play. He had us play Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven”. After that we packed up our instruments and just sat and talked to each other for the rest of the period. After that class I found out a bit more , about the plane that went into the Pentagon. That is when I got nervous. My Uncle was to be in the Pentagon that day. It took me 2 hours to get a teacher to let me use the phone and call my mom. Once I was able to get a hold of her she said that my Uncle had been redirected to Florida and wasn’t in the Pentagon. Still, the day was nothing from normal. After school I had to go and work till close at a fast food place. At 7 pm when there was a national moment of silence, we turned off all the lights in the restaurant and handed out candles. Everyone in the restaurant was glad that we did that.
It was kind of nice seeing that in a moment of uncertain in the world that everyone came together and said we are all Americans and we will stand together, nothing will make us fall. We have been like this forever and continue to be. Since that day many people, fellow Americans, have given there lives to keep us save. It doesn’t matter if you agree with the actions that were taken, it matters that you support and remember the military, firefighters, policemen/women, and everyone that lost their lives on 9/11. We are what makes this country great and We as Americans will keep on going and Never fall down or stand down.