I must say that I am somewhat saddened that there were not many
responses to how people felt about Sept. 11. This event has become
a major headstone in our history now, and barely anyone voiced any
feelings about that day at all. I was also a little disheartened
that almost all of the news about that day was only on the Twin
Towers and that there was nothing on the attack on the Pentagon and
the crash in Pennsylvania.
Although the plane crashes into the Twin Towers were sad, tragic
and the largest impact on America on Sept. 11, 2001, I think it is
still important to remember the Pentagon crash and the plane that
crashed in Pennsylvania. In my opinion, the Pentagon crash had just
as large of an impact as the towers. Since I grew up in Maryland,
only an hour and a half from D.C., this crash had a much bigger
impact on my life than the towers.
My father was scheduled to have a meeting in that exact part of
the Pentagon that very morning. Fortunately, by God’s grace, the
meeting was pushed back to the afternoon and my father remained
safe on a navel base. Sadly enough, he still knew many people who
had been killed on that fateful day.
I also think it is very important to remember the bravery of the
men and women on the Pennsylvania flight. Had they not taken
actions into their own hands, who knows how many more people
could’ve been killed. Their courage and self-sacrifice should not
go unremembered. All I ask is that when you remember Sept. 11,
2001, that you not just think of the souls lost in the towers, but
also those lost in the other states, at different times, for the
same reasons. Sept. 11 is now a page in America’s history books;
let’s try to remember all who gave their lives that day, Lord knows
they deserve that much.
Sophomore art history major