September 11, 2001 is a day we will never forget. We all know the story of what happened. We gained fear on that day. Today is the 10th anniversary of 9/11. We have come a far way in security and come a far way in the fight against terrorism. The Twin Tower and the pentagon were hit. We shall not forget flight 93 either.
My uncle lived in NYC at the time he saw both towers go down and watched as the 2nd plane went into the tower. He says it is a sight he will never forget. My friend Meghan’s uncle went down for the relive efforts. And a teacher in my school went down for the relive efforts and he told us the story of a woman he met who was on the 83 floor of one of the towers and made it out 15-30 seconds before the tower collapsed.
In these 10 years we have worked on but have never forgotten the people who died, the brave people who helped get people out, and all those who worked in the relive efforts. We will never forget the families who lost their loved ones. The kids who lost parents.
I personally remember being taken out of school early that day. And I was only in kindergarten so I didn’t at the time understand the importance of this. But have grown up to understand its importance. When you go to places like NYC or Washington DC you go into a subway and you watch as police with big guns are standing and walking around everywhere. It scares you but that’s what It takes to stop any other attacks.
It has been 10 years. Wow can’t believe it because it feels like it was just 2-3 years ago because you still always hear people talking about it. At the New York State fair the sand sculpture was made for the 10th anniversary.
Many people fear other attacks on this day due to the fact it is the 10th anniversary. Also because on May 2, 2011 Osama Bin Laden was killed. Which would only be more reason for an attack. I would like to think we have good enough security that it won’t happen.
Many memorial things will be happening. I plan to say a special prayer and try hard to remember all those who lost their lives. Many specials and reports will be on TV.
What are your plans for this day?
I remember going to school(4th grade) that morning, and all the patriotic songs were playing on the radio. At school, all the teachers kept leaving the room suspiciously. Then after school, my mom and I spent hours waiting in a huge line of cars to get gas.
I wish people were always as patriotic as they were after 9/11; with the sense of unity and pride.
Oh, but we didn’t gain fear, just awareness. Americans refuse to live in fear.
okay so i gained fear i was in kindergarten i was just writing my exprience so
Nice column Emma.
I was just 7 when this happened. I remember it well. My uncle was in USA on his honeymoon, and he was going to New York the time he was over there, so I remember my Mom and Aunt brought me and cousins down to the park, I remember them crying, we didn’t know if he was on the plane or not. Thankfully, he wasn’t. Even, though, I was seven I was still worried.
It’s such a tragic thing that happened. Ironic that it was USA government who funded Bin Laden. Oh well, he was an evil person.
R.I.P to those who died.