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In memory

Last year I almost let this day pass me by. This year I feel quite aware of the date - 11 September, 2010.

Nine years ago today I was in health class. Maybe fifteen or so minutes into it, one of my classmates came in late, she said that she heard on the radio that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. People were confused, most of us decided to brush it off as something she misheard.

We got out of class and found everyone gathering in the common area for a special announcement. Our headmaster told us about what had happened - how a plane had been crashed into one of the two towers... The radio broadcasted through the PA to the common room all day. The library and a few of our classrooms had TVs set up.

It's said that you'll remember where you were when historically significant events happen. Yeah, it's true.

So I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the date, say a few brief words, take a moment of silence. I may not agree with how the events that followed were handled, but I am proud to call myself American, to have the freedom to form my own choices, and I am thankful to be here today.

My condolences to everyone who lost someone on that day. For the men and women who have been deployed and are fighting overseas, my prayers are with you and your families and I continue to hope you will come home soon.

Thank you.



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Sep. 11th, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC)
It's great and exemplary that you post this to your journal.

I also remember exactly where I've been when it happened. I leaned over our couch and just stared at the TV. I was 8 but that memory is one of the clearest that I have at that age.

I join you in expressing my condolences
Sep. 12th, 2010 03:39 pm (UTC)
<3 I second that.
btw luv..I send you a sketch around a week ago but I'm not sure you got it.. so do you want me to send it again?
Sep. 12th, 2010 03:56 pm (UTC)
Weird... I don't think I got it. :o So yeah, go ahead and send again!
Sep. 12th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
sent. :)
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