Never Forget

by Nina Mariotti

Today, just like every September 11th since 2001, America shares a sense of grief, sadness and unity. The oldest students currently at BHS were only about 6 or 7 years old on that tragic day 11 years ago when two planes hit the twin towers and shook the entire nation.

But despite the fact that some of us were too young to fully understand what had happened at the time, the memory is still strong and alive within our country, our school, and our families.  Today teachers told touching stories, showed movies, and held discussions about the event. On the daily announcements, everyone in the school held a moment of silence in honor of the many lives affected by the events of 9/11. But one moment is not enough.

In one of my classes, the teachers asked who has been to the 9/11 memorial in New York City. I was one of only two people who had been yet. The memorial is truly beautiful and moving, and I hope that everyone reading this will one go see it for him or herself one day.

But today, whether you’re cramming for a test or sending a tweet or just hanging out, make sure to reflect on the day that changed America forever. Acknowledge that life does go on, be thankful for what you have, and know that we will never forget.