I was a senior in high school. We sat in home room glued to the television. Some of my friend’s parents didn’t let them go to school that day and some others left early. While we watched in horror from the other side of the country several wives lost their husbands, children their fathers, parents their daughters, brothers their sisters, and so on. Thousands of children grew up without a parent after that day.
It is days and events like this one that define us, as a country and as human beings. We’ll never forget this day but there are a few other things we should remember. Let us not forget the outpouring of love and support that surfaced during this terrible time. That love and support is within us and can be just as beneficial now as it was immediately after a tragedy. Let us not forget that this event happened because of hate. Hate towards other individuals, hate due to revenge, hate in any form can not make this or any situation better, only love can do that. Today I honor the lives lost and the sacrifices made on that day ten years ago.