Sept. 11, 2001 marked the ten year anniversary of the terror attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon in 2001. This terrible day in history will never be forgotten and students and faculty at Pensacola State College express their feelings and remembrance.
“I was in the 8th grade and I watched the second plane hit the second tower and it was crazy because it was like you are watching history in the making”, said PSC Sophomore Ashley Lacoste.
Everyone has a different memory from receiving the news on that horrid day.
Astronomy Professor Dr. Wayne Wooten said, “I remember hearing the second plane hitting and then it was obvious that it was no accident, that this was an intentional attack.”
The National September 11th Memorial was open for the first time to the general public on Monday Sept. 12, 2011.
The memorial consists of two of the largest man-made waterfalls circulating hundreds of thousands of gallons of water flowing into two large pools at Ground Zero. Engraved in the outside surface of the pools are the names of nearly 3,000 Americans that have lost their lives that day.
“I feel it’s good to honor those in loss and to build a way to remember it. I like the way they did it”, said James Murphy, sophomore.
This memorial may help our fellow Americans cope with the lost lives of their loved ones by showing appreciation and honor.
As Americans we often try to forget tragedies due to the heartache it brings.
Wooten said, “It was a dent that hurt the American psyche and we obviously still are not over it as everybody feels like today.”
Our media does the best to provide new and old information regarding history and survivor stories from 9/11.
“I mean, it takes a toll on everybody. I think afterwards was the biggest effect to everybody”, said Lacoste.
This is a day in our history that will never be forgotten.