Disclaimer: This opinion is my own, and is not mean to influence anyone. In the following years since the attacks, however, my patriotism has waned. :p

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I have learned a lot of things in the passing year, since the events of September 11th. I'd like to share them.

I might not have been born here, in America, but I am an American. The love of my country is in my blood. I am just as American as anyone else here in
this grand country.

I'm not going to let terrorists take away my rights or freedoms that I usually take for granted.

I will never forget those who lost their lives in the September 11th tragedies.

I will live my life to the best of my abilities.

I will be proud. I will carry on. I will survive, and instill in my children a love for their country which was instilled in me at a young age.

I will do so because I am an American, and that is what we do in the face of adversity.

I will do so because I am an American.