Today marks the 7th Anniversary of the September 11th attack on the United States. It is also known as the Patriot Day. By a vote of 407-0, the House of Representatives approved a bill which designated September 11th as a day to remember the nearly 3,000 people that died in the terrorists attacks.
It is hard to believe that time went by so quickly. I still remember exactly the place where I first heard the news of the attacks. It will be for our generation a moment in history that we will not forget.
The dictionary defines “patriot” as, “a person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion.” I am realizing that it is harder to see people who have this kind of spirit in our generation as we did in the past generations.
As an U.S. citizen (naturalized, not born in the U.S.), I am thankful for all the benefits and blessings I have received from the people who have laid down their lives to obtain it for me.
Picture from AP: Flag Memorial at the Pentagon during a 7th Anniversary of Sept 11th ceremony
Picture from AP: Friends and family dropping flowers at the Reflection Pool at Ground Zero