Five years ago, an event occoured that changed America, and the world as we know it. People lost friends, lovers, children, and other relatives. Everyone here probably remembers exactly where they were when they heard about the attack, and their thoughts...When we all look back on these people and how they died, I would like you all to remember this:
It is not how these people died that made them heros, it was how they lived.
I saw that quote on America's Most Wanted for officers that have died on the line of duty, and I think the same applies for everyone who died in the 9/11 attack. Whether they were a fire fighter, or a police officer, or a person who brought down the plane in Pennsylvania,---Or even just someone who passed away in the attack. Each person was a hero to someone. I know if someone I loved had been in that attack, I could call them a hero, because somwhere along the line they taught me something to make me love them that much. You don't have to be extraodinary to be one.
So please, when you read this, have a moment of silence for all the heros that died. Also, please go on with your daily lives every time this anniversary comes up. I was sitting in class today wondering why everyone didn't have today off. I figured it out pretty quickly. It's because if we stop living and doing the daily things that we do, those terrorists win. That, and I don't think all of those who have left us would want us to stop living, just because they did. I'm sure they're much happier knowing that we're striving on.
Lets live for them.
[EDIT] And you know, lets honor those who did live. Those who helped in those attacks or escaped and lived to tell the tale. Lets remember them as well, okay?! Because I can only imagine what it's like for them every time this day hits.