top-rated free essay

9/11: A Marine's Opinion

By mburns94 Oct 18, 2012 361 Words
Determined never to forget but perhaps ready to move on, the nation gently handed Sept. 11 over to history Sunday and etched its memory on a new generation. A stark memorial took its place where twin towers once stood, and the names of the lost resounded from children too young to remember terror from over a decade ago. The anniversary took place under heightened security. In New York and Washington especially, authorities were on alert. In New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, across the United States and the world, people carried out rituals now as familiar as they are heartbreaking: American flags unfurled at the new World Trade Center, and tears shed at the base of the Pentagon. It was the 11th time the nation has paused to remember a defining day. In doing so, it closed a decade that produced two wars, deep changes in national security, shifts in everyday life — and, months before it ended, the death at American hands of the elusive terrorist who masterminded the attack.

Our country is still currently wagging war on those that attacked us over ten years ago, but the war is slowing down. Our current President (Obama) has slowly brought back troops from Afghanistan due to the killing of Binladen. Yes it is an amazing feeling to see our troops come home, but it is also sad to see the meager amounts that arrive home. There have been over three thousand troops die overseas in this war and that’s not including those that died at home in the U.S. or those that can’t live their lives the way they used to. I personally am done with and over this war. We should have never stayed in Afghanistan this long. I am going to be a full-fledged Marine in less than a year, and all people tell me is have fun in the sand. There is no support for us Marines and it makes me sad and tears my heart apart, because like many others I will put my life on the line for this country and all united states citizens but I at least want a little respect and gratitude.

Cite This Document

Related Documents

  • 9/11

    ...had hit; you saw real fear in people's eyes. After what had just happened, people started to wonder, what was going to happen next? It seemed at that moment that anything was possible. Civilians were walking through the streets terrified, crying, and not understanding why or even what was going on. It got so bad that it was a better opinion to j...

    Read More
  • 9 11

    ...Zach Betten The Impact of 9-11 On September 11, 2001 America woke up expecting a normal day. What America did not expect was that this day was going to change history forever. On that day Islamic extremist high-jacked four U.S. airplanes with the intent of crashing them into the twin towers, the Pentagon and the White House. Two of the plan...

    Read More
  • 9-11

    ...United We Stand Although people say, “every picture tells a story,” a picture cannot exemplify every detail about the event involved in that event. The attack on September, 11 2001 was a turning point in American history. There are many visual representations and written testimonies that lead us to have different feelings about the attack o...

    Read More
  • The 9-11's Response To The 9/11, 2001

    ...September 11, 2001. This event was the first time in American history where we as a nation felt vulnerable to attacks. The aftermath from 9/11 has ensured that we made drastic changes to our security by enacting policies, and agencies such as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (D.H.S.), U.S. Norther...

    Read More
  • The Attacks of 9/11

    ...Pennsylvania after passengers fought back against the terrorists to try and regain control of the plane. This is the story the government wanted its people to believe. However, the truths about the attacks on 9/11 are much more frightening. First, at 8:46 a.m., American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center’s North Tower in ...

    Read More
  • History- 9/11

    ...September 11th 2001. The plan to destroy symbols of American power began when 19 Al Qaeda terrorists hijack 4 planes that were flying above the US. American Airlines Flight 11 was crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Centre, United Airlines Flight 175 was crashed into the south tower, American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the US...

    Read More
  • Effects of 9/11

    ...Darryl Vick Dennis Phillips Eng. 111, 4301 25 April 2014 The Effects of 9/11 The attacks that took place in New York’s Manhattan city, on September, 11th, 2001 had rippling effects that caused a great deal of controversy. The chaos of the two planes soaring through the two towers crippled the American economy. It also created numerous...

    Read More
  • Fahrenheit 9/11

    ...Fahrenheit 9/11 Selling of American Empire "The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." Hermann Goering It was with disbelie...

    Read More

Discover the Best Free Essays on StudyMode

Conquer writer's block once and for all.

High Quality Essays

Our library contains thousands of carefully selected free research papers and essays.

Popular Topics

No matter the topic you're researching, chances are we have it covered.