Absolute Conviction

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Response to….. “We had an absolute conviction that our destiny was our own” What a powerful statement! A statement, that’s believed to be said after the events on September 11, 2001. A day in history that will never be forgotten! Initially what appeared to be a freak accident on that day when a Boeing 767 crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, soon turned into terror when a second Boeing 767 turned sharply into the south tower of the World Trade Center. While all eyes were on the events of New York City, another Boeing 767 slammed into the west side of the Pentagon. Meanwhile, a fourth plane was hijacked after leaving Newark Airport in New Jersey and later crashed in a rural field in western Pennsylvania.…show more content…
I thought we did to a certain extent. I read this statement and thought we do have absolute conviction over our destiny until this class. The timeline and the events of 9-11 now have me thinking about this statement differently. We are not fully in control of our own destiny. The people on the fourth airplane knew their destiny, they were going to die and they had no control of the situation. They did not die without a fight. I cannot begin to imagine losing a loved one under those conditions. Knowing that I would never speak to them again, feeling helpless that there was nothing I could do to help. We can control our own actions whether they are right or wrong and be held accountability for them. We can teach others from right and wrong. We cannot control the actions of others even if they are good, but we can definitely hold them accountability for the wrong actions. Having more information about the timeline and events of 9-11 makes me wonder if the President would have acted on some of the information would so many people have died that day. President George W. Bush declared, “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve”. (History) A day that has changed the way we think and the way do things. Take nothing for granted, especially from your loved ones, you never know when they will be taken from

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