Everybody who was older than 4 or 5 years old probably remembers where they were when America was attacked on September 11th, 2001. I was in gym class, before I knew what happened a military helicopter flew overhead. After gym we went to science class where the information about what happened was relied to us. I just turned 11 about 4 days ago. My mother was in Chicago, Illinois on a business trip visiting the Sears Tower. Luckily she was safe. The tragic event that occurred affected everyone in America. Those who remember it, know that it was an unprecedented day that happen without any warning to the public. The most similar event in history is Pearl Harbor. In both cases, the attack on our soil has cost us thousands of lives mostly innocent. The events that occurred after, first brought us together as a nation then pushed us back apart. Unfortunately, security has taken a front seat in government. The national budget is mostly spend on defense and security measures against another attack.
The Afghanistan and Iraq wars also resulted from this attack. No matter what party or person was in office this day change the course of American history. The President that had the unfortunate experience of dealing with it was George W. Bush. Bush did the best he could it seemed. There are reports and suspicions of the government knowing about it and letting it happen. But I don’t believe them.
I think that we should remember the heroes that saved lives and cleaned up the mess. They fought through the emotional and physical damage to help people. The police officers, firefighters and emergency responders. They had the courage to deal with this horrible situation. I don’t understand what the hatred is toward police. Putting aside the racism that always has occurred. The police have done more good than bad. I have to give so much respect to the people who respond to situations like 9/11. My words really cannot describe the gratitude that I would put before them.
9/11 is to be remembered as a celebration of the lives that were lost. The Bin Laden goons who attacked us mean nothing. They did it in vain. America should not let terrorists make our decisions. We need to stand up and make sure that our government does what is right for America and for all the citizens of world. I really believe that 9/11 should give every citizen a reason to vote in elections. Politics are a lot of bulls**t but it does matter.
In remembrance of those who lost their lives at 9/11, please go out and participate in our democracy. Freedom Rings.
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