September 11, 2001: We Will Never Forget
On September 11, 2001, all of our lives changed forever. On that day, we experienced pain that still haunts us 18 years later. While the sorrow will never go away, our unbreakable American spirit shines on. The 9/11 terrorist attacks were designed to leave us in ruin. They took so much from us, but they also brought out the best in us. That day, every American had a common purpose to help one another. From the first responders navigating the perils at Ground Zero to the average citizen who looked to assist in any way that they could, we stared the dangers down and reminded the world what it means to be an American. Being an American is not always easy. This privilege comes with a responsibility to the world. On days like today, we are reminded that this responsibility can make us a target. While there are those who aim to threaten us for living the way that we do, life would not be worth living if we failed to stand up for what mattered most. We will always cherish those tragically lost on that fateful day in 2001. Their lives did not end in vain. All Americans make sure of that by honoring the names of the fallen and never breaking faith with their memory. It is up to all of us to always carry on their fight and be the best version of ourselves to the world. We will never forget. We are Americans.