I was at home and it was early. I don’t remember what time. My mom woke me up crying and talking, but I couldn’t understand her. She was listening to the radio. I turned it up and heard the broadcast about how the towers had been hit by a terrorist attack and were burning. This went on for several hours. I eventually had to go to school, where we watched the television all day, watching the stories of the towers and the terrible tragedy that occured. And now several years later, I still remember 9/11. And I will never forget. As a firefighter, I am deeply patriotic and it brings a tear to my eye when I hear someone say that it was just a conspiracy. I don’t believe that in a “conspiracy”, brave men and women would be sacrificed. I don’t believe that we as a country would do that. These other backward countries may believe that dying because your leader says so, or because your “god” personally told you to sacrifice yourself is fine. But in America we value life. 9/11 will always be a reminder to me of why I became a firefighter and why I continue to do it.