I remember one day in 3rd grade an announcement coming over the intercom. It was our school's principal telling us that school was letting out early today and that the bell would be ringing in a few minutes. I vaugly remember her saying something about planes and a building; but being in 3rd grade, it didn't matter what the stimulus was, i was happy to be getting out of school early.
By the time i had walked to the student-drop off area, my mom was already waiting for me. (she worked, literally, down the street at the hospital) I climbed into the car and she'd asked me if I'd heard what happened. I told her that i had but i didn't really know what was going on. The remainder of our ride home was silent, and i could tell that something was wrong.
After that day, i've watched every anniversary on the television and have always worn patriotic colors on 9/11. But, I can't honestly say that i've really thought about it. I don't mean simply remembering what happened. I mean really looking at it, looking at the impact that day had on my live; on all our lives. Tonight, I was searching youtube for a Kamelot song, i found a link and it turned out it was a 9/11 tribute that used the song. After that, i kept going with the related links list, until I came across the movie that i'm going to post at the end of this. I realize that it is nowhere near September, but does it really need to be for us to think of it?
I don't want to turn this into a political thread, but looking at this, I remembered exactly why we went overseas. Sure you may believe that there were/are no WMD's hidden; but should we really have sat idly by and done nothing; just watch our own citizens get killed ruthlessly? I don't know about you, but I say "go troops, Kick their ass."
9 - 11 - 2001 The World Trade Center Attack - Tribute !