Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ten Years Later

September 11, 2001, a day that will live in the American hearts as much as December 7, 1941 did to those who were a part of that time period. Those days became the turning points on America, those days proved to be reminders as to the fact that at any time and at any point, our fellow Americans, our fellow friends or families, or we as fellow Americans could be gone at any moment. Ten years later, we are a country in an economic crisis, but we have the strive and intentions of getting back on track and going back to becoming a country that serves as a force to be reckoned with on the globe.

Ten years ago, I had just started going to private school. I come home to news about how planes were hijacked and how they crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in a little spot in Pennsylvania. There were many ceremonies honoring those who were lost and how in the aftermath, many were left with fear as others were left with fury. Lee Greenwood's "God Bless The USA" flooded radios, George W. Bush had poll numbers that were larger than any presidential poll numbers according to the Gallup Polls, and he led this country and led it with a feeling of passion and gratitude for America. Rudy Giuliani became America's mayor with his leadership during this time period and this ultimately became a highlight in his career, but his ultimate goal was to make sure his city remain safe during this important time of need. All politics were aside during this time period, as we were coming together not as Liberals, Conservatives, Libertarians, Independents, Moderates, Democrats, or Republicans, but as Americans, something we all share in common no matter our political view.

Ten years later, we are in an economic crisis and we are doing what we can to get back on the right track, and will eventually will if the right decisions are made. However, as a country, we have made some accomplishments with clearing things up and taking the original issue head on. Today, those across the country will demonstrate their love for their home and how they're proud to be Americans, each in their own way. God bless the USA today and always!

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