Today, we in America remember the most horrific act of terror that our country has seen. On 9/11/01 our country was attacked, and we lost over 3,000 lives. Many of us can tell you exactly where we were when that first plane hit. I certainly can. I had just gotten out of the shower, and was getting ready for my first class of the day, as it was the first semester if my sophomore year of college. My roommate called me in to our living room, & we held hands as we cried & watched the news. Our world has changed a lot in the last 15 years. I’ve had many, many friends who have gone to war in response to this event. Many of them have come back hurt in one way or another, some physically, others emotionally- all have been changed forever. I am thankful to be able to say that they all came home. I am one of the lucky ones. My hope is this: We remember this day, and work towards a time that this will no longer be a threat. Learn to love one another, understand one another, respect one another, & embrace our differences. Much love to you all.