Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of one of the worst days in American history when three airplanes were used as weapons against our country. September 11,2001 started as a normal day but within a few hours of most Americans waking up and reporting to work, the country suffered from 102 minutes of pure hell on earth when terrorists suddenly overtook three airplanes and attacked our country.
United Airlines 93 crashed into a field in Pennslyvania because passengers tried to do all they could to stop the hijackers and they probably saved several hundred lives in the process. Unfortunately, everyone aboard the plane were killed, but the passengers were all heroes for attempting to stop these hijackers from following through with their plan.
Two other flights were hijacked and flown into the World Trade Center towers in New York. Tragedy was surrounding the United States as fear grew in the hearts of many Americans. American citizens suddenly seemed to take a step from their real world and step into a more patriotic world and one where family and love of country was more important than about anything else. Americans remembered what was really important in their lives.
Many heroes were made that day and although many lives were lost, it became a day that all Americans will remember forever! It is painful to remember that day and for those who lost friends, spouses, parents, etc that day, it is a hard day to get through each year, but as the anniversary is upon us we need to continue to feel that same American Pride. The terrorists may have taken lives and may have taken the planes and passengers hostage, but we do not have to be held hostage by those acts. It is alright to remember, but it is not alright to allow ourselves to ever be in that situation again. Terrorists need to be tracked better and all American citizens need to remember all those who lost their lives that day.
As those towers crashed to the ground, dreams went down with them. Countless numbers of people were lost and although many firefighters responded to the call for help, I am certain that they knew that they were walking to their deaths! The people working on the upper floors of those towers must have known as the sights of those planes flying directly into their windows meant that something had gone seriously wrong and I am sure that they suddenly remembered the family that they had left behind that day to go to work.
Many survivors have came forward finally to talk about the day. People have finally healed from this tragedy and are ready to move on some.Americans will never forget the day that the sky just seemed to crumble in New York!