18 years ago today, the world was forever changed

On this day 18 years ago, no one would have ever thought we were about to see something that changed the world. On this day at 6:46 AM mountain time, we thought that there was an accident of a plane flying into the World Trade Center. By 7:03 Am mountain time, we knew we were under attack. I remember getting ready for school that morning, calling my dad and saying, "Dad there are buildings on fire in New York" His response was simple, yet somber; he replied with, " I know son, I know". When I got home that night, I remember my dad sitting on the couch, weeping and wondering what just happened in the United States. I then saw this, and started crying myself. Seeing the pain in my father's eyes like that was one of the first times I had ever seen my dad in that state. Even as a young kid at the time, seeing the country in that state was almost indescribable. There were people on the national news networks just losing it on air, radio people so mad and pissed off, that they were at a loss for words; and people everywhere praying and standing together. There were so many questions on what, why, and who would want to do this to our United States. In my 28 years of living in this, the greatest country in the world, there have only been a few moments that brought us together. A big one was 9/12, the day after the day that will live in the hearts of everyone who watched it or was there forever. We were not focused on any dividing lines, only on what we can do to help out. Whether it was praying, or finding out how to help those digging through rubble trying to find people trapped. Another day that united America, was the day we shot and killed Osama Bin Laden. There were People chanting U.S.A. in the streets, celebrating together that one of the main people responsible for changing America, and taking so many innocent lives had been killed. It is almost cliche to say, but sometimes I wish we could go back to days like 9/12/2001 and remember how we wanted to help out our fellow brothers and sisters in America, instead of hating them for their political beliefs.