By: Kara Duffy
September, 11 2013
Thomasville, GA- It changed the United States forever; a day many Americans remember vividly.
"I was in the fourth grade," Thomas University Student Miriam Jackson recalls. "I was actually standing to do the pledge of allegiance when the announced that the twin towers had fallen."
"We had just completed our ruck march at Fort Bliss, Texas and when it kind of hit as far as what was going on, we knew from that point on, life would be different and it definitely has," said U.S. Army Lt. Col Kevin Ingram.
At a remembrance ceremony at Thomas University Wednesday, Lt. Col Kevin Ingram, a TU graduate who grew up in Cairo, told students and staff just how life changed after the 9-11 attacks.
"We knew that we were now fighting a real enemy, a real threat," he said.
During his career with the Army, Ingram has served in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq.
The Thomasville High School's JROTC Honor Guard presented the colors and the Thomasville High School Choir provided the patriotic tunes, as students reflected and remembered.
"We will remember every rescuer who died in honor," Ingram said. "We will remember every family that lives in grief and we will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, and the funerals of the children."
The ceremony closed with a moment of silence for the victims who are gone, but certainly not forgotten.