In remembrance

Tradegies of Sept. 11, 2001 affect students


Rachel Sorenson

American flags wave in remembrance of those fallen on 9/11.

It is a day that many remember, but few understand. The chaotic, devastating scene 14 years ago, Sept. 11, 2001, changed America as we know it. While many moments in history call for the answer to the question of, “Where were you?’” on that specific day, a cliche quote cannot embody the true meaning of what this means to American history.

Considered the greatest tragedy of our time, thousands of lives were lost in one group’s effort to end the spirit of America.

“[9/11] was the Pearl Harbor of our generation,” teacher Brandon Burnett said.   

While the generation of social media, texting and selfies was just beginning, no matter the age nor patriotic level, the day still hits home for all.

“9/11 is a day to remember the lives of the fallen, while also honoring our great country,” junior Hutch Tidwell said.

14 years later, one war and a nation unified once again by the great spirit encaptured in the United States of America, we still remember the fallen every time the eleventh of September falls on our calendars.
“Although 9/11 was a tragedy, our country has risen from the depths of our struggles,” Tidwell said. “The way we have prospered from this time of tragedy, it’s truly amazing where our country has come from and where it is today.”