Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Remembering Our Heroes

Seventeen years ago, on September 11, 2001, our country endured one of the most frightening experiences in our history. This day began very much like an ordinary work day and school day for children and adults all around the country. 

However, it was not an ordinary day as that morning, a terrorist attack began with terrorists hijacking planes filled with passengers crashing into both World Trade Centers, Pentagon Building, and a field in Pennsylvania. This attack was planned out by Osama Bin Laden, the leader of the terrorist organization called Al Queda and unfortunately, took the lives of thousands of innocent civilians. 

While some of us were not born at the time of the attack (myself included), every year, we remember and mourn the victims. While there were many people killed in this attack, if not for the heroes on this day, many more would have died. The heroes of 9/11 include the 343 firefighters, 37 police officers, and ordinary people who lost their lives saving others. There is now a memorial in New York City to pay respect to all victims of 9/11.

9/11 memorial in New York City

A hero is any person who is admired for their brave acts. 
My heroes are the people who keep our streets, country, and world safe. These heroes are our military veterans, police officers, and firefighters who risk their lives every day to protect our nation. They show us that heroes do not have to be famous superstars in movies but can be ordinary, hardworking, and courageous individuals

I challenge you to write about your hero and describe an act of kindness that you can do to be a hero to someone you know. This can be doing something special at home or at school. 

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