Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot shape the foundations of America. Today, I remember not only those who lost their lives in the World Trade Centers, not only those who took down Flight 93, but the heroes stories that were untold.
Drew and I spent some time at the “Healing Field”, which is 911 Memorial for all those accounted and unaccounted who lost their lives in the attacks. Each individual flag represented a perished victim of this horrific day. Attached to every flag was a name, a story, where they had been and the loved ones they had left behind. During our time reading each individual flag, we learned about many different heroes that had some amazing stories. One story that stuck out in my mind was of a man who worked at the World Trade Center Tower 1. His wife received several calls from co-workers saying he had gotten out of the Trade Center Safe, but kept going back in for more people. He never made it out. I think of the 69 year- old woman who took her first flight on 93 after saving up for years and never having the opportunity to get on another… We read a story about a 4 year-old girl who was also on flight 93.
The stories that Drew and I read about the 2977 people who lost their lives are amazing. However, we believe more perished that day, but our unaccounted for. 911 has forever changed America and has left an imprint on us all.
I remember.. Second hour, sophomore year, history class...