As I went through the halls and outdoors of school today, there was something lacking. I finally figured out that it was 9/11 near noon and wondered," What happened to America?" Does anybody remember that day, when we all stood still and wondered what we stood for, what we are. But, as the day roared on, I finally noticed what was missing today, any recognition. No moment of silence, no American anthem, no mourning. We have been whining about the wars we are in. The major reason that we are in these wars is because of what happened 6 years ago today. What happened to being Patriotic? After all, this day, this September 11th is called Patriots day, and yet, the news plays no stories about what is good of this country, it shows only the bad things. It doesn't matter which party you are from, most of us are all Americans, most of us can remember how we felt that day, how we didn't know what was happening. Yet cars stopped on the highways in numerous cities, people stopped work, if only for a second, to gaze at CNN or FOX or whatever channel they were watching. That was not a movie, that was reality, that was when Americans had to realize that they don't live in Strawberry Shortcake Land, they live in a real world. But, that made us stronger than ever. Now, we have fallen out of being patriotic. We only glance at the flag when it is half-massed or really big. We never seem to stare at it and admire to think of all that we, as Americans enjoy many freedoms. This isn't a report, but I would like for you to think about today, and what happened to you in the last six years. What happened to the patriotism that used to be fundamental to us just six years ago? Post your replies.