Dakota Meyer, Medal of Honor recipient & now Fox News contributor, reflects on life after 9/11

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Dakota Meyer can remember every detail of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. But he expressed a longing to see the country to return to a form of unity he witnessed in the aftermath.
Medal of Honor recipient and new Fox News contributor Dakota Meyer can remember every detail of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. But he longs to see the country return to the unity he witnessed in the aftermath.

"Nine-eleven is my generation's Pearl Harbor," Meyer told Fox News Thursday. "When you talk about my grandparent's generation, everyone remembers where they were when Pearl Harbor happened. And the same thing happened with 9/11."

"I was 13-years-old when men flew two planes into the World Trade Center," Meyer added. "I can remember exactly where I was standing in middle school… I can remember them bringing a T.V. and watching the second tower fall."

Five years later Meyer joined the United States Marine Corps, a decision he said was not directly out of a desire to "avenge 9/11," but more out of a desire to continue his family's tradition of serving their country.

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"My grandfather was a Marine… my whole family served," Meyer said. "And not necessarily in a military capacity."

"Honor and integrity was something that was instilled into my family," he added.

The terrorist attacks of September 11 were not always on his mind during his time in military service, but the events of that day lingered in the background no matter where he went.

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