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To Be A Patriot

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Everyone who is old enough to remember knows where they were on September 11, 2001.  I was in chemistry class trying not to fall asleep when my teacher transformed from her usual happy self to a distraught and sullen person. The TV was rolled to the front of the classroom and the news was turned on.  The shock followed.  By the next period I was in Spanish class and I saw my dad appear in the doorway. I immediately began to cry. My mom was in Washington, D.C. for work and since the Pentagon had been hit my dad was unable to reach her.  Two hours later she called us from her cell phone.  She was okay, but stuck in the city. I felt selfish for the relief it gave me, when I knew so many others would not receive good news.  I lost many neighbors and friends that day and they, along with everyone else who lost their lives to senseless violence, deserve to be remembered.

Everyone at Aviation American Gin would like to thank those who serve our country and remember those who lost their lives on 9/11.

-Christina Shapalis, Retail & Marketing Assistant

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