Hope: The spark that starts it all
“A second plane has hit the tower. America is under attack.” 11 years ago today, the United States was attacked on home soil. 11 years later, we remember the lives lost, the families affected, and the heroes brought out that day.
“So many people lost their lives, families, and friends. It’s so sad that it takes a tragedy to make people realize that the security of the country had to improve,” Senior Cynthia Wentworth said.
Today in Chris Kavinsky’s Economics class, students watched a National Geographic Interview of President George Bush on the events that happened on 9/11. In the interview, President Bush said, “The resolve of our great nation is being tested.”
That statement is as true now as it was then. Over the last few years, we as a nation have struggled with debt, tragedy, and corruption. 11 years ago today, America experienced a large display of hate and evil. Our resolve was tested to the limit. 2,977 people died in the greatest tragedy of modern history.
We as a nation have learned from all that happened on 9/11. However, we are still struggling to find peace. Since 9/11, countless other tragedies have occurred including the most recent, a shooting at the Century 16 Theater in Aurora on July 20, 2012. People all over the world are suffering, starving, hurting, and killing each other. Think about how much energy we put into harming one another and how little into saving.
Nothing will change for us unless we hope it can. Hope is the spark that starts it all. Today, as a nation, we remember the lives lost, changed, and taken. We remember Flight 93 and all the heroes who sacrificed themselves for others. We remember the deep sadness and time of darkness pure hate can drive people to cause. And we remember the Hope that came after it all.
We are all so lucky to live in a country where freedom is valued above all else. At the end of the day, no matter what happens, we go to sleep knowing that we live in the greatest country on Earth. We live in a country full of opportunity, greatness and Hope.