September 11, 2001 changed the United States early in the morning as people watched or heard the news about the attack on the World Trade Centers in New York City. Twelve years later the people watched as the memorial events were rushed through and not well organized.
The President spoke during the time which used to be reserved as a moment of silence for the people we loss at the Pentagon. Fewer reporters covered the events of the day this year than in any of the previous years.
Those that were affected by the event twelve years ago arrived in New York City, Washington DC and Pennsylvania for the memorial events. Many of the family members were holding photos or wearing pins with the faces of their loved ones. Tears filled the eyes of the family members as names of the people loss that day were read aloud. Others went to the Trade Center Memorial to create shadings of the names of their loved ones.
The lack of news coverage twelve years later that aired leaves some to wonder if the nation will begin to see September 11, 2001 as just another day in history. Will children hear the actual stories of those affected by the events or will it just be a subject in their history books they learn about as others have learned about Vietnam or the World Wars? The news media needs to continue to report and remember the meaning of September 11th before the nation does forget what happened that Tuesday morning twelve years ago.