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Date Posted: 12:58:36 09/11/02 Wed
Today is the anniversary of 9/11, and I suggest that if you haven't already, you take a moment to reflect upon all the happenings of that day, and the aftermath. I remember it clear as day. It seems like just yesterday... *fade to dream sequence*
Coincidentally, I had been wearing red, white and blue. ((lol))At 8:30 there were whispers in the hall. I caught words such as 'New York' and 'towers' and 'hit' and 'live on television' and such. At around 8:45, one by one, the teachers decided to put on their televisions. All day, we watched, eyes glued to the TV screens. We saw the towers fall. We saw the actual footage of a plane flying into the towers. We saw the first and second towers fall, people jumping out of windows and falling to their gruesome death. We saw the firefighters enter the tower... and they never came back out. After the towers had collapsed, we saw bodies, horribly twisted, bloody, burnt and mutilated, gruesome bodies, pulled from the remains. We watched helplessly as we saw the canine teams padding around, trying to rescue the people who were left. We watched as the ash fell upon the cars and fire trucks, and as the firefighters emerged, blanketed with ash. The ash that kept on falling. ((About a month after this terrible day, I had visited New York, and all that was left of the Twin Towers was a rather large pile of wreckage and a big wall resting on it.)) The sky was darkened for days. But, after it was all over, the sky lightened on a new New York, and a new US. People bought flags for $50-60, and even bought them online ((paid the S&H)), because they wanted to be patriotic. On 9/11, the terrorists wanted to change America. Well, they suceeded. They may have made a dent on our buildings, but they have not dented, but rather strengthened our patriotism and pride. We pulled together to overcome this depressing event, and in the end, we overcame terrorism. If Osama Bin Laden ((the name brings chills down my spine)) wanted to bring us down, he sure hasn't done it.
God bless all the innocent souls that were lost that dreadful day. Never forget the good working people who showed up that day, only to be killed. Never forget the people who were the victim of a kamikaze attempt to overthrow America, the people on Flights 11 and 175. Never forget the people who lost their lives at the pentagon. Never forget the people on Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon, and Flight 93, which crashed in Pennsylvania. And never, never forget the firefighters and police officers who lost their lives trying to save other lives. May they rest in peace forever.
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