The nation suffered a major tragedy on 9/11 that they had never expected since the major tragedy on December 7. The fact that we lost lives on American soil hit home hard. Americans are not used to having such things happen in their own back door. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7 and we all stood fast to show the world our strength and ability to stand up and fight back meant that when the bombing of the twin towers took place on 9/11 in New York we would stand tall again.
The many lives that we lost and those who suffered the aftermath deserved justice. We entered into the Afghanistan War not only for justice for the lives that were lost at the twin towers but also to protect Americans from the terrorist threat that we were under. It took us almost ten years but we did catch and punish the leader of the terrorist. The celebration at ground zero that will be held in honor of all those who died and suffered greatly is a major victory for our ability to stand tall as a nation.
Our nation has had to defend our right to freedom ever since our existence. The Statue of Liberty shines brightly on the eastern seaboard to welcome those who enter America that want to live in freedom. We must never forget what our nation stands for and how many lives have been lost for the right for us all to be free. The event at ground zero should be dedicated not only to those who died as civilians helping others to live but to all Americans who have died in the service of our country to help save lives and are civilians.
It is very important that we take serious the events that happened on 9/11 and never forget what we lost in lives but most importantly remember what we gained as a nation. Patrick Henry said, “Give me liberty, or give me death. That still holds true today when you think about all the young men and women who serve all around the world for that reason.
Those who work in the service of the police, fire, and first responders are just as dedicated and they deserve the respect and admiration of everyone in the nation not only on 9/11 but all throughout the year.
This guest post was written by freelance writer Victoria. She is currently working on a project with gulv slibning.