September 14, 2011Harvard High School
America Remembers and Keeps Fighting
by Rocio Carrera
It’s safe to say that the attack on September 11, 2001 has affected just about everyone in the United States. Thousands of innocent people were lost on that day. Those who lost family or friends were deeply affected by it. Because of the attack on the twin towers, thousands of troops have been sent overseas over the past decade. This has affected and continues to affect thousands of families across the nation, including my own. Restrictions have been imposed on travel and procedures and security has become a paramount issue today.
Since the attack on the twin towers, the U.S. has gone to war, travel on flights has become very restricted, and suspicion of terrorism has grown considerably. Those who lost somebody in the attack will never forget, and even those who did not lose somebody will always remember. As a family member of someone in the military, this has affected me, too. My older sister was deployed for a year to the Middle East, and I currently have other friends and family overseas.
To this day our troops are overseas, and so many people have lost friends and family. On the 10th anniversary of the attack, memorials were taking place all over the U.S. We will never forget those who were lost, those who fought to save the country, and those who are still fighting for us today.