our world changed on september 11, 2001. i had never heard of osama bin laden before. i was scared. my dad's job was greatly threatened, "the family business" was permanently altered. luckily, i didn't lose a loved one... but i think everyone was affected.
i loved the rallying together that happened after that. democrats and republicans - we were all just Americans for a while. sometimes i miss that "big picture" aspect. i loved the pride we all felt in our country.
i'm thankful for the armed forces, who protect us.
i don't remember crying everytime i heard children sing patriotic songs before, but i know i do now. some days, just saying the pledge with my class chokes me up. i am proud to be an American.
i still feel such a reverence for that day.