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Remembering 9/11 & Proud to be an American

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It is so hard to believe that 14 years ago today, America was attacked. I was only 6 at the time, and had a hard time understanding what was happening. But once it was explained in a way that I could understand.. I felt so scared, and so sad that this had happened. I was in fear of what would happen next… Was there going to be another attack? Where would it be next?
14 years later, I still feel sorrow for those innocent lives that were taken, and I keep them and their families in my prayers. But I am no longer afraid. In fact, I get a bit angry when I think about it now. This event has also made me more proud to be an American than ever before.
We are so lucky and so blessed to be in this country. Yes, we are facing some problems, but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t place our hand over our hearts when we see the flag. Or not thank a U.S. solider for his or her service for protecting our home and rights.
Our founding fathers fought hard to give us such freedoms and rights, and to give this country to the people (us!).
I will not, nor cannot forget what happened that day, and I will always stand next to you, to defend our beautiful country.
Never forget. 9/11/01.