I will never forget September 11, 2001 and how our country was rocked to the core.
I will never forget the scenes of the aftermath.
I will never forget how the media was requested to stop showing the planes crashing into the World Trade Center towers because it was causing adults and children alike to live in fear and to relive those horrific moments.
I will never forget fearing if my city was next.
It took me a long time to ignore a plane flying over my head or house.
I am still afraid to fly.
I am an American. I am proud of this. I live in the greatest country on the face of this planet.
No matter your political leanings. No matter your religious beliefs (or lack thereof). No matter where you were born. No matter your skin color. No matter your gender. No matter your abilities or disabilities. No matter your income level or social class. No matter.
That day WE were ALL Americans — worldwide, people pledged allegiance to our country. I remember.
We were all concerned about one another. We were all in this together. We all cried. We all broke. We all realized one important thing. We love our fellow Americans. And we were truly united.
God Bless the United States of America.
We will never forget!