September 11 Digital Archive






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On September 11, I walked into my home base and the teacher and the rest of the class was watching the TV. I asked my friend what was going on and she said that a plane had hit the World Trade Centers. A million thoughts ran through my head. What kind of person would do this. It's not human. I sat down in my chair, and I had no idea what to do next. All I wanted to do was call my family and tell them I love them. Then I guess at about eight am the second plane hit the second building. And all I could do was sit there and stare. I didn't now what to do next. After a while everybody was shocked that tears fell from some of their eyes. Well at least the girls. It was so hard to sit there and watch a historic and important building go up in flames. The principal then came on the pa system and told the teachers to turn off the TV. That we shouldn't watch it. We went the rest of the day not knowing what to do with ourselves and not knowing what to think. Nobody could concentrate on what they were doing. The teachers would secretly turn on the TV just to see what was happening. I still remember the next day a girl came up to me and a friend and told us that our friend Algiers was on the plane that hit the second building. I fell to the ground crying not knowing what to think. Our friend was supposed to be going to New York but could she have really been on the plane. It turned out later that the girl was just doing it for attention. All I know is I know how I felt about maybe losing one of my friends in 9/11. And it wasn't even true and it still hurt to think about. All I could think about was how the people who did lose someone in 9/11 can deal with it. Today I still think about it, and it's not something I can forget. I can remember reading the articles in the newspaper and I saw the one with the devil in the smoke. And it scared me. I still can't believe someone could have so much hate for something that they would kill and injury thousands of people. Only someone with a cold heart could do something like that. But I believe as much as this affected America it also did good because it brought us closer together. And that is what we need now.
God Bless America!!


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