Ten years ago today, I was awoken in the wee of the hours of the morning by the phone ringing. It was my older sister, Lee Ann. She called to tell me that a plane crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City. It is a day that many people around the world will not forget. How can we? It was a horrific day filled with terrorism and threats to our country. It is a day when thousands of people lost their lives. It is a day when thousands of people lost their loved ones. It is a day that has forever changed the way our country operates.
Today, ten years later, I write this blog post in remembrance of that horrific day. Today, I thank the men and women who risked their lives to save those in need on September 11th, 2001. Today, I say thank you to the men and women who continue to risk their lives in order to protect our country against terrorism. Today, I say my prayers for those who lost their lives and for those who lost loved ones. Today, I say I am proud to be an American.
“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.” – Abraham Lincoln
“And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.” – Lee Greenwood