Yesterday, the nation reflected on a tragedy and a date that will forever remain in our minds: September 11, 2001.
Nearly all of us who were alive that tragic September day twelve years ago remember where we were when getting the news that the Twin Towers had collapsed, hit by planes piloted by a group of terrorists. The shocking news of what happened that day continues to have an effect on society today, and its lasting impact is still felt among us, even so many years later.
Although thousands of people worked in the trade center, there have been just over 2,000 death certificates signed for victims at the trade center.
Even before the planes hit the towers on 9/11, the building had been a target for terrorism as far back as 1993. In 1993, a different group of terrorists set off a bomb at the trade center. Today, the area around Ground Zero has been transformed into One World Trade Center, or "the Freedom Tower," which is scheduled to be completed by 2014.
Although we, as a nation, will undoubtedly experience many more national tragedies, perhaps none will be felt so deeply as 9/11. Much like the bombing of Pearl Harbor, this date is one that will continue to live in infamy, not only for those of us who remember it, but for the future generations that will learn about it.