I am sure that everyone reading this can remember where they were, what they were doing when they first learned about the events of September 11th, 2001. I was driving up the 5 freeway past Encinitas Blvd on my way to Vista when a breaking news report came over the radio. I immediately called my father, Carlos Aguilar and told him to turn on the news. I will never forget that morning. I called my grandparents next and turned around and went home. I was 21 years old at the time.
I wasn’t around for D-Day, Pearl Harbor, the Martin Luther King or John F Kennedy assassination. As horrible of an event 9/11 was it was the most significant event that had taken place during my life time. Yesterday was probably the 2nd most significant event. I was over at my dads watching Sunday Night Baseball when my dad saw the ticker at the bottom of the screen saying Osama Bin Laden was dead. Immediately we changed the channel. Similar to the tragic events of 9/11 we were glued to the TV for the next few hours.
The events of 9/11 changed our way of life forever!
I want to send our deepest gratitude to the men and woman who serve our country around the world. In addition we must never forget the 1st responders who gave everything on that tragic day in 2001 and all of the innocent victims who lost their lives.
All I can say is Thank you! Thank you to everyone within the Military and all law enforcement and firefighters. As I remember the days following the tragic events of 9/11 I remember the way our county came together as one. It didn’t matter what your religion or ethnicity or what your political party was. This great country came together as one and we were all proud to be an American!