Every year, the historic date of 9/11 is brought up less and less in school, at home, and in the media. September 11, 2001 was a day that shaped and changed many people’s lives, along with the fate of the United States. But, what is the importance of continuing to discuss the events that occurred on the infamous 9/11?

On September 11, 2001, the story occurred that is familiar to nearly everyone in the United States; two terrorists airplanes associated with Al-Qaeda flew into the World Trade Center in New York City, while another plane flew into the Pentagon in Washington D.C., the last plane crashing in Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 Americans died in this tragic attack, which marked the vitality of patriotism and securing the US borders.

The reason that it is still important to discuss 9/11 and its impact on our country is because it affected many people throughout the world and was a turning point for tightening safety measures at the borders and in the airport. The post-9/11 world would never be the same as it was before, as a people lived with fear of another terrorist attack and suffered from PTSD from being involved in the fall of the Twin Towers.

The quote “never forget” is an important reminder that, as Americans, we must honor those who lost their lives at the terror attack and give thanks to the rescuers who died to save others. Many people across the country were touched by the bravery of the officials who risked their lives to save others, so we take this time to honor those who have died for our country. As we remember 9/11, we must take it as a lesson that we have to protect our country at all costs and that we should honor the enforcement officers who work to protect our lives.

Moving forward, we must remember this date as a tribute to those who died for our country and the innocent people who lost their lives in the attack. So, take this date as a reason to thank the officials keeping you safe and give appreciation to the ones you love.