It is hard to believe that yesterday was the 11 year anniversary of the tragic events that took place at the World Trade Centers on September 11, 2001. Although I was only in first grade, I remember watching the events unfold on the television at school. Since I was so young, I couldn’t grasp the concept of what was happening. So many lives were lost that day, but so many people also showed the world what it truly means to be an American. I am so thankful for the first responders and ordinary citizens that willingly gave their lives to save others. They will forever be in our hearts and will forever be true American heroes. I will continue to pray for those affected by that day and always be grateful for the compassion and selflessness so many showed in a time of tragedy.