I was seventeen years old when the events of September 11th, 2001 unfolded.
Before that day, I had never experienced in my lifetime such a horrific act of terrorism. Nor did I comprehend the weight that this day would forever carry on the shoulders of all Americans.
My heart still breaks looking back.
I will never forgot the feelings I had that day and how it changed the way I viewed and appreciated the freedoms I have as an American. I will always remember 9/11 and I will always be thankful for every man and woman that stands guard to keep America safe.