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On September 11th, 2001 terrorist hijacked four planes and attacked the United States. One crashing into a field in Pennsylvania, another into part of the Pentagon, and the other two destroyed the World Trade killing 2,977 innocent lives. Leaving behind a wreckage of steel, broken families, and a nation lost for words. Phone calls were made to loves ones for the last time. There were many brave people on the planes, ones who had the courage to try and take over the plans to avoid more damage being made. Those lives will never be forgotten. Everyone in the Pentagon and down on ground zero, who lost their lives saving others, will never be forgotten. September 11th, 2001 will never be forgotten. New York City has two reflecting pools, with the names of the lives lost scribed around the pools. In Pennsylvania, a wall of names sits in the field. Lastly, outside of the Pentagon sits benches honoring the lives lost that day. Everyone across the United States remembers this day differently. Here at John Glenn High School we honor it with a moment of silence and the YAF has started a tradition now. In the front school yard last year they set up flags in the form of 2,977 with the few flags they had. This year they actually had 2,977 flags. Where they put them in the formation of “9-11”
This day will forever touch the hearts of loved ones who were victims of this tragic event. While this dark, devastating day brought so much destruction, it also brought everyone together. People stood from the ashes ready to band together as a country. People who were not directly affected came and brought help as well hope to those who were. Everyone came together to prove that we are all together, despite any differences. September 11th is a day that will never be forgotten.