Much of yesterday morning was filled with 9/11 coverage on news stations.
“I was six when this happened, so I remember just bits and pieces from that day. I feel actually lucky to have been so young. I didn’t have to sit and worry what was going to happen next. I still had my innocence and had no idea how bad things actually were.” Junior, Haley Pitcairn said.
Watching the stories of the people who had friends and families that were killed is almost unbearable.
One man they interviewed said he lost 93 friends and family members that day. Losing just one close friend or family member is devastating. I can’t even wrap my head around losing 93.
The coverage showed people running around trying to locate family members. Signs of missing people were up everywhere. People wandered the streets with pictures of their missing loved ones.
Most of these people never saw them again. The sight of New York that day looked like something out of a movie. It almost didn’t even look real.
You have all the sad stories, but you can’t help but be so proud of the men and women who were trying to save people that day and lost their own lives while doing that. There were so many brave men and women.
It takes a very brave person to go into a building, knowing they might not make it back out alive. They sacrificed their own lives for others.
What kind of thoughts could have they been thinking. Did they have time to be scared? Questions that we will never know. What we do know, is that they were heros.
They say that everything bad always has something good come out of it. Watching the coverage today, it was hard for me to see the good.
The one positive thing I did see, was that the American people come together quickly in time of crisis. People willing to help strangers. People willing to risk their lives for strangers.
It shows that the people of the United States have heart.