September 11th is arguably the biggest American tragedy in recent memory. What started as a wake up call for citizens across the nation has now become a symbol of remembrance. I was in 2nd grade when I heard the announcement over the loud speaker that the twin towers were knocked down by terrorist-controlled planes. My elementary school walked over a little more then a mile to our neighboring elementary school and performed a flag ceremony in honor of the attack. As a 7 year old, I figured it was a way to get out of school; however, I realized that it was more serious when I watched the crash on TV for which seemed like an eternity.
Looking back after 11 years, I have grown to develop a necessary appreciation for this event, an event that influenced every person who embraces the red, white, and blue. At San Diego State, a remembrance ceremony will take place at 11:00am at the main campus flag pole on September 11. I think this event is so momentous for our campus because it forces us to remember and recognize the sacrifice our every day heroes make in order for us to continue living our comfortable lives. Let us go one step beyond getting involved and leave a legacy.