"I had some idea going in of how difficult it is to try and communicate with people in a language you don’t know, but this surpassed any expectations of difficulty I had coming in. Having all ability to communicate suddenly stripped from you in one day is not easy to deal with (for obvious reasons)."
"During my research, I found no pictures of Cpl. Wilkerson, his crew, or his family. I have no idea what he or his life was like before he enlisted in the Army. I have no ability to talk about who he was, who his family thought he was, why his family loved him, nothing. The only details of his life I can give are the final moments he lived."
"Our country is more divided than ever, and I must encourage us all to move past our disappointments and unite, because at the end of the day, we are stronger together."
"We remember everyone who was affected in anyway by 9/11."
"What a lot of people like to assume is that this means that the popular vote doesn't mean anything and therefore they have no reason to vote."
"They had a European reality thrown in their faces. I cried before going to class that morning."
"How can anyone understand the world as it is now if they do not understand where it was, even just 70 years ago? A priority is placed on teaching our students history from an American perspective and we are doing them a great disservice."