First, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge this day. As an American and a New Yorker, I cannot begin to explain the feelings we experienced that day. For me it was mostly confusion.. Why did this happen? Why did this have to happen? It definitely played a large part in the way I began to perceive the world. It chipped away at my 11 year old innocence. It made me question my safety. I vividly remember looking up at the sky and knowing that it would never be the same again. I cannot imagine being in the shoes of those who lost someone during this horrible tragedy. My heart goes out to all of you, always.