9/11: The Impact and The Honor

Serenity Gillman, Editor In Cheif

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   September 11th, 2001 was the end of many things but also the beginning of many new things. The attacks were undoubtedly an event that would change history forever. It brought a nation together yet farther apart. From those who lived it and those who watched it, we all experience the impact today. 

  “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America.”- George W. Bush (9/11 Adress to The Nation). I would like to say that ever since the attacks on 9/11 the United States changed a lot. People now live in fear of what might happen next. We take more precautions into consideration when doing things. We, as a country, had to develop new laws and procedures just to feel more secure.

    Fear as a whole changed America, and today we still live in that same fear. 

   National security had to be raised. Before the Twin Towers collapsed that day, people really had no fears of anything. The moment the first plane hit, the whole country was traumatized. Due to these fears, we had to up our security. Aviation security was the biggest change seen in America, before the attacks only 5 percent of bags were screened, now all bags are screened. 

    These attacks seemed to have a major effect on society. Sorrow brought people together. We all seemed to work together to help the country be the same, but it could never be the same. A few years after the attacks, and everyone was working together things seemed to start going downhill. Many people began to go against each other due to a difference in beliefs. 

   18 years ago today, many lives were lost. The sight of the pictures, the sounds of these words, often bring back memories to people that lived through this tragic event. A more years go on, it seems that people are forgetting the true meaning of September 11th. 

We gather today, as many families mourn today, some seem to be unbothered.

    We don’t think about it much, but the attacks that occurred on September 11th, 2001 caused a lot of changes to take effect. So today, we give a moment of silence to the fallen people. Today, we give a moment of silence for the firefighters and police. Today, we give a moment of silence to the people that sit there, victim to the attacks.