9/11 Fades in memory

Thursday was the seventh anniversary of Sept. 11, the day the Twin Towers and the Pentagon were hit by hijacked planes.

The Florida A&M University ROTC flew the American flag half-mast.

Besides that, only remnants of that moment in history were broadcast on major news networks, on the airwaves of public radio and written in newspapers across the nation.

Here on campus it seemed like it was just another day; on “The Set,” students gathered around information tables to register for clubs and organizations.

However, that fateful day, which shook the foundations of a country, once thought to be unshakeable, seemed to be just a forgotten nightmare.

That attack on American soil resulted in the deaths of more than 2,700 people.

Unfortunately, even in The Famuan some of the staff allowed the trials of everyday life to let “that day” slip our minds for a few moments.

But Americans closely affected, weren’t privileged to say, “Oh, it is Sept. 11?”

Some people will never forget the day the airplanes dived into two buildings.

Those innocent lives were taken away and heroes were killed, mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers.

Their families will not forget about the falling of the Twin Towers. It’s because this moment is forever embedded into their everyday lives.

Thursday afternoon, presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain, took time from their campaigns to walk together to remember those who died. But on campus it was just like everyday.

Students walked from class to class and had the usual conversations, while other Americans woke up and remembered that their father was gone.

A’sia Horne-Smith for the editorial board.