Though I was only in 5th grade, the events of 9/11 will live on forever in my mind and my heart. I remember my mother quickly turning on the news after my Dad called her in a panic. I didn’t know what those two burning buildings meant and as the day continued my confusion and worry only grew stronger. It was when my Dad comforted a complete stranger at a gas station when I realized the impact this event had on our nation. It brought us together, and we have been stronger ever since then.