On September 11, 2001 I turned 10 years old. At that age I was old enough to know what happened to our country but didn’t fully understand what it would mean for the future of our country. A year later we were approaching the one year anniversary of 9/11 and everyone was trying to figure out what they should do, to celebrate or to mourn. I received a letter from the American Girl Magazine company in August that year, that one letter affected my life more than I would ever know. That letter talked about how a little girl had written the magazine for advice on what she should do for that anniversary because her birthday was on 9/11 and she didn’t know if she should be sad for our country or happy for her birthday. With that one letter the company looked through their database and realized that there were several girls that subscribed to their one magazine that all shared the birthday of Sept. 11. The company sent out letters to all of the girls and informed us that there were several other people who shared our birthday and that we should enjoy our birthday even though other people may be sad.
Looking back I have come to the realization that the letter sent out those nine years ago is one reason I am majoring in public relations. Since the day I got that letter I have wanted to work for a company that cares that much for their customers that they would go out of their way for them. The company didn’t have to send out those letters, they could have very easily said forget it, but they kept their customers in mind and they made a difference in lives of so many little girls, including mine.