Ten years ago I was in my ninth grade Spanish class when another teacher walked in and whispered something to my teacher. We could all tell something was wrong. When I walked into my math class after Spanish, all schooling had ceased and all classroom televisions were set on the news. We all watched as the second plane hit the second tower and saw them crumble straight down in a pillar of smoke and ash. We were sent home early from school when we heard there was another plane headed for Washington D.C. The rest of the day was spent huddled with our families around the television and the phone waiting to hear that loved ones were safe and the attack was over.

To all of those immediately affected by that tragedy, God bless you and keep you. Thank you to all who served and fell and those who survived and continue to serve in the NY police departments and fire stations. Your bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Here is a glimpse of the site 10 years later; a place of growth and hope:


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