Forever and Always

by Lacey Jonette Adams
(Ashdown, Arkansas, USA)

Its September 11, 2013. 12 years have past. Yet we still remember. I can remember the day like it was yesterday.

I was 6 years old, confused and scared... But yet I know what happened. For hundreds of lives of Fathers, sons, and brothers. Hundreds of lives of Mothers, daughter, and sisters. Hundreds of lives of grandmother, grandfather, and friends. We will never see walking on this Earth.

I keep replaying that day. One plane hit the right twin tower. Another plane, the second plane, hit the left twin tower. Then another the third plane crashed into the land in PA. I thought no more. Please God no more. Then another plane, the last plane. Number four hit the Pentagon.

Firefights, Police, EMT, Workers, Citizens, and Military. Some died to save others. Or just find the dead.

Six years old and I was glad my dad was out of the Army. It could have been my family who lost someone that day. I told myself ... Forever and Always. I will be one of these people to help others and keep our freedom safe...

12 years later, Forever and Always, still remember 9/11 victims and their families. Now, I join to help our nation to keep our freedom. I follow my father's footstep. I follow my heart. I follow my saying "Forever and Always".

I will never forget 9/11. It's the modern day of Pearl Harbor. Even on my deathbed I will remember. Forever and Always in my heart. My reason why this nation is great.

As I tell my little brother and hopefully in the future my children about this day, I will stop and cry like I always do. Forever and Always.

Other nations envy us. Cause on 9/11 we as Americans came together hand in hand. Helping everyone. Children helped adults by putting smiles on their faces. Old and young who can give blood did. "One nation under God".

That night my parents were talking. "People can try to take our freedom but they can't." Because its "Land of the free, and the home of the brave." It will be that Forever and Always.

As the day comes to a end, I'm proud to be an American. I Forever and Always will be. 9/11 is Forever and Always a part of our history.

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