Like many of you, I still remember where I was during the terrorist attacks of September 11th. I recall the helpless feeling I had as I sat staring at a TV screen in my high school sophomore English class. And like many of you I was speechless and horrified at what I saw.
But in our darkest hour the world also witnessed some of the greatest examples of heroism, bravery and humanity as men rushed up while others hurried down the towers’ stairwells.
I will never forget how the country put aside all their petty differences and rallied together as one for a brief moment in time. Politics were tossed aside and replaced with a unified goal of helping out others in need. I will always take solace in that.
To all those who lost their lives on that tragic day, your impact and legacies are eternal. They will go on and on long after I’m gone from this world.