Earlier this year, I was able to see the 9/11 memorial for the first time. The emotion of the experience took me by surprise. I wasn’t expecting the memories to flood back into my mind, complete with the feelings of shock, sadness, and anger. I didn’t know anyone who lost their lives on that day, but I still felt a certain American pride I as I read some of their names. It’s hard to believe it’s been 13 years since my American History class was interrupted with the news. I hope, as the years continue to pass, that I never let the memories fade. I love my country. #911anniversary #neverforget911 #remember911

September 11, 2014