Tuesday, September 11, 2007

September 11th

It's hard to believe that so many years have passed by since "the attacks". I was a senior in high school. I had never even thought that I would even consider being a Soldier someday. It's strange how one second in my life changed everything. At the time I had no idea what the World Trade Center was or that there were people out there that hated America so badly. I don't know that I could even tell you the difference between Iraq and Iran back then. I'm sure most of you were the same. In just a few short months after September 11th, I became and EMT, a firefighter, and then enlisted in the United States Army. It's still the best decision I have ever made. I can't imagine not wearing this uniform. I used to stand at the microphone and rattle off The Star Spangled Banner at all of our high school foot ball games and pep rallies, but now that song brings tears to my eyes every time. I vowed to serve the past four years of my life to military service, and that commitment is now coming to an end. However, I don't know that I could survive with my life void of service. Last week, on the anniversary that I started Basic Training, I again rose my right hand and recited the oath to reenlistment.

11 comments:

Melissa said...

Awesome! May God richly bless your life as you wear that uniform proudly!

Estivalia said...

I remember that day too, I was in the second year of what you would call "high school" over here.

I have always remembered this date though, because Sept. 11st was a rather important (and conflictive) day for us chileans from way before the WTC attack.

I admire that you love your country so much and you wear your so uniform proudly, you're truly an amazing person :)

Sandy said...

God bless you. :)

Kathy said...

Thank you for your service to our country. I admire you greatly for what you are doing and pray that God will be with you and keep you safe.

Corie said...

You are a truly amazing lady -- GOD bless you!!!

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

I am soooooooo proud of you...and I am truely blessed that you are my BESTEST FRIEND!!!!Thank you for all you do....for who you are.

Ashley said...

Thank you for your continued service to our country and it's servicemen and women. You are truly amazing.

Take care.

Wife2TJ said...

Congratulations!!! I am so glad there are people like you out there who are willing to serve our country. God bless you!!!

Heather P. said...

Thank you for all that you do!! Congratulations on your re-enlistment! :)

cndymkr said...

I don't know you but thank you so much.
jean

Karen said...

Congrats on your re-enlistment. Thank YOU for what you do!