How September 11th 2001 Changed My Life Essay

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“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.” – George W. Bush, November 11th, 2001 That infamous day to me seems like it only happened yesterday. The memories of what transpired that day and in the days that followed remain vivid in my mind. It was as if those events and what I did that day are etched in the stones of my mind. As a six year old child at the time, I could not fathom how that day impacted me, nor could I understand how it impacted not only America but the whole world. I awoke that fateful day, thinking that this day would be like the last, a normal uneventful day. I got ready for school, brushed my teeth, and ate my breakfast. Just like any other normal day. I soon arrived at my school, Arlington Elementary at about 8:00AM. As I headed to my class, I met a friend of mine named John. John was tall for his age, and very athletic. We had always played soccer together and we were both determined to beat the other in soccer. He had short hair and was light skinned. He and I had been friends for as long as I could remember. After meeting up we both headed to our class while discussing new soccer techniques we had picked up the previous weekend. After a short time we arrived in class and took our seats. As part of the morning rituals, everyone took out their homework that was assigned the previous day. At about 8:45AM the morning announcements came on and the whole class rose from their seats like the sun rises in the morning, and placed their right hands on their hearts as the intercom announced: “I Pledge Allegiance to the flag, Of the United States of America, And to the Republic for which it stands,” And

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