Eleven years ago on this day, as I was heading out of my house I remember thinking to myself 'what a beautiful day'. It almost felt as though the sun was shining a little extra bright. My bus ride to school was a shocking one to say the least. In full view of all the bus passengers was the image of the first tower being struck across the Hudson. We could not and did not want to believe our eyes. From that moment our lives as a nation have changed forever. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those who lost a loved one on this day eleven years ago.