Remembering 9/11

Greetings my fellow gamers, Amberclad here again and today I was going to write up a review of the new space marine game, but my thoughts have been on more serious matters. That’s right; I’m talking about 9/11. I remember where I was when I heard the news, 8th grade health class. It was the last period of the day….I hadn’t even heard about it until hours after it happened. They ended class early and I rushed home to see the horror for myself because for some reason I just couldn’t believe it. I remember the planes crashing in to the towers over and over again, all the people watching and crying. And the dust…. It was like out some apocalyptic movie, and I remember all the people completely covered in it. I remember feeling my heart sink as I watched, my body going numb, as I was completely shocked. I just couldn’t believe it. It took a while for it to sink in. I remember the sadness. I felt so sad for all those people that lost family members and friends. And then after all the smoke and dust cleared I remember seeing all the people diving in to help and get the injured to safety. I remember the American flag being raised on ground zero and in a moment of deep sadness I felt pride roaring in my chest. It seems when America gets the worst, we’re at our best.

So it’s been ten years since then, seems like a lifetime ago. I think back to what happened at Pearl Harbor almost 70 years ago and wonder if that generation felt the same way I do now. I shudder at the thought that future generation will only hear about 9/11 second hand through stories and textbooks. I know I will never forget. And to my friends that are serving in the military, Evan, Willy, and to all those veterans out there that I don’t know, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my life a safer one over the past ten years.

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