I was a senior in high school when I got word that a plane hit one of the World Trade Center towers. I remember watching, assuming that the pilot got off course. But less than 20 minutes later, when the second tower was struck by yet another plane, I knew that wasnâ€™t the case.
Nearly 10 years later, now working as a media journalist, I stood in the same place where those towers fell. Today, following the killing of Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 terror attacks, President Obama marked the occasionâ€”of what many feel as justice being servedâ€”with a wreath laying ceremony and a moment of silence at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza site.
Today the country honored and celebrated the life and bravery of the nearly 3,000 people who died, illustrating the mantra that has become a part of that unforgettable day: â€œWe will never forget.â€ Here are some photos, taken by BLACK ENTERPRISE, from the event.