I was twelve years old on 9/11 2001. I remember where I was when I heard what had happened. I remember watching the towers fall on live TV. I remember my mom and babysitter coming to pick me up from school. I remember crying. I remember worrying my dad would not come home.
As a New Yorker, this is a moment that will remain ingrained in my mind forever. I cannot believe it happened 10 years ago as it feels like just yesterday. I remember thinking how brave those men and women were who ran back into the towers to save the lives of others. My thoughts and prayers today go out to all of those people who lost loved ones in this tragedy. I will never forget that day. I will never forget those who lost their lives. The amount of heroism displayed on September 11th was incredible. To all those heroes, you will never be forgotten.
As a New Yorker and an American I will not let terrorism scare me. We live on because we are stronger than those who try and hurt us.
Forever in my heart and always in my mind.