Freedom; September 11 Essay

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September 11, 2010, or usually referred to as 9/11 was one of the most tragic events in America’s history. Although many died on this day, and one of America’s biggest landmarks, the World Trade Center, was knocked down, this tragedy really proved that Americans are truly amazing. Our country is called the United States of America, and on this day people from all over grieved together and cried on each other’s shoulders. Even though there were so many mixed emotions such as anger, sorrow, tears, pain we the people were all united. This photo was taken in the heart of New York City; Manhatten. I think this photo really defines the meaning of unity, and even though we are in pain we will recover. The Statue of Liberty represents our countries freedom. People from all over the world come to our country because we have rights that no one else does. We treat every citizen equally. The Statue of liberty symbolizes this. 9/11 wasn’t easy for anybody, and I think while the attacks were taking place, in the photographer’s mind, he realized that no matter what anybody might do to us we will still always have our rights to life, liberty, and the persuit of happiness. That’s why as millions of people were taking pictures of the horrific event of the building falling itself, this photographer included the Statue of Liberty alongside with it. He knew we would be okay, and as we still haven’t recovered fully from these deaths and attacks, we slowly are starting to. My personal point of view and interpretation of this image is in agreement to the photographer’s intention of taking the picture itself. America, the people united as we are, is known as the land of the free. The terrorists that attacked the twin towers thought that by attacking our pride; which would be the World Trade Center, that they would make our

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