It's crazy to me how much time has passed, yet how vividly we all recall the tragic events of that September morn. Even here in Utah, not having a single connection to any persons involved, I remember that feeling. The feeling of terror, sorrow, and disbelief. How could this be happening? We all remember where we were, what we were doing, and watching it all unfold on the television screens. For a brief moment, it's was if time just stood still.
Here we are 11 years later, still fighting a war that was a direct result of that day. Lives are still being lost, soldiers are still fighting for our freedom, and people will continue to disagree on whether we should withdraw troops, or have even went to war in the first place.
I chose to stand behind our troops, and I know that those lives lost were not in vain. What would our country be had we sat back after such events? We would not be the country that we are today. We all enjoy the wonderful blessing that being an American brings. However, only a select amount of men and women are ready and willing to put their lives on hold for the greater good of the United States of America. Thank you to those soldiers who sacrifice so much.
To those who have perished, to those families left behind, to all of those effected by this day, may we take a moment to remember those events and those lives.
A view from my husbands base in Afghanistan. I bet they remember the events of 9/11, and I bet they couldn't be more proud to be soldiers of the United States Army.