Over a decade later the events of September 11, 2001 still seems surreal. Everything that happened that day still stands out in my mind. At the time, I was living with about one hundred college age friends at the Sigma Phi Epsilon house. My room at the time was on the second floor near the main staircase. I woke up to people banging on doors telling people to turn on their televisions. My bed was near the ground in the back corner of the room near the television. I remember pushing the power button on the 30 inch glass tube standard definition television. I did not have to change the channel. I remember that the room was completely clean, the flannel sheets on the bed still smelt like the dryer sheet, and that the glass screen on the television was dusty. I remember reading the words scrolling across the screen. I remember felling disbelief, anger, and terrible sorrow. I remember everything about that morning. On this day every year, we have to remember to stand strong in the face of danger and never forget the events of September 11, 2001.
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