9/11

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I feel like I need to say something regarding the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.

Problem is I’m not too good at that sort of thing.

I remember almost every single second of that day ten years ago.

I was a Junior in high school. While checking my E-mail around 6 a.m. before school when I saw a report on the news about a fire at the world trade center. Before that was a story about bottled water leading to cancer, and Michael Jordan retiring from basketball… again. Then a plane crashed into the second tower. At that point it was discovered that the fire was actually the first plane. We watched, bewildered, as the building crashed down.

I went to school and carried on my day. In my first class of the day we were instructed to write a story using the events of the day as a starting point, which I still have. By the time we got to our post lunch classes, we weren’t even carrying out curriculum, just glued to the news, learning about more attacks.

After school I was sent home from my job after less than an hour to be with my family. We had not even had 1 customer. There was some ridiculous fear on the air that the area I lived in could be another target because of some missile silos from the cold war era.

We all know about the war that waged after that. We aren’t through that yet.

Many artists of all facets have given tribute in one way or another.

This country has suffered a great loss.

I don’t have anything profound to say, but I wanted to say something.

And there you have it.

SJT

One Reply to “9/11”

  1. Well said. I was standing in front of the TV, watching a news article from New York, when, in the background, I saw the first plane attack. The deafening noise of the crash caught the attention of the reporter. He switched his attention to that scene, and then the second attack. I couldn’t believe my eyes what I was actually witnessing. Even after 10 years, I have such a sick feeling, and the fear, that our freedoms could be taken away in just a moment like that. I love you.

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