"Looking back on my life so far, September 11 is the only day I can remember exactly where I was and what I was doing. Just thinking about the impact of this will always be hard to swallow. The events that took place after the attacks made me realize how great our country is. The heroism of the firefighters and policemen, the courage of New York City, and how our country came together and united, will be lifetime memories for me. I was amazed by the amount of patriotism we had in us and the strength we all showed. I'm proud to be a part of this country. Today, just like each day, my thoughts and prayers are with the families who lost their loved ones a year ago."