I was in my early 20s when this tragedy happened. What I have learned since the ten years have passed, is that I never really knew the magnitude of what happened. I knew that it was devastating to America, Americans, and New York, but at that age, I still lived in a world of my own. Still in the mind set that I knew everything, but the knowledge of experience was not there yet.
I think for everyone that is watching the images on this anniversary, remember where they were, and it brings up the upsetting feelings all over again. But I think now that I am older, it actually may hit harder, but different. I have a lot more knowledge of the world ten years later, and I have even more sympathy for the family members that lost loved ones. I have been watching many shows about the wives whose husbands called them to have one last conversation, and I couldn’t help but break down. Having a man in my life that I love with my whole heart, I can’t imagine going through those last moments, or knowing you had to say goodbye.
I don’t even want to get started with the children.
I am older, wiser, learned a few things, and see the 9/11 attacks with different eyes and more ache and sympathy in my heart. We will always remember, and could never possibly forget. My heart and prayers go out to all Americans on this day, and especially for the people who lost their one and only, Mom or Dad and loved ones and especially thankful to those who protect our freedom.