September 11 Digital Archive: XML Document

Story:ON SEPTEMBER 11TH I THOUGHT THAT IT WAS GOING TO BE JUST ANOTHER DAY AT SCHOOL. IT WAS THE BEGUINING OF THE YEAR SO THINGS WERE JUST SETTLING DOWN. I REMBER I WAS IN CIVICS CLASS AND MY TEACHER HAD GOTTEN A PHONE CALL AND HE JUST HAD THIS SHOCKED LOOK ON HIS FACE. HE DID NOT SPEAK A WORD TO US, I FIGURED IT WAS SOMETHING PERSONAL. THEN HE DISSMISSED US, IM SURE HE DIDNT SAY ANYTHING BECAUSE HE WOULDNT HAVE TIME TO EXPLAIN. SO HE LEFT THAT TO OUR NEXT OUR TEACHER. I WENT TO SCIENCE AND HAD NO CLUE AT THE SAME MOMENT I WAS GOING ON WITH MY DAILY RUTINE... NOT EVEN REALIZE HOW AT THE SAME TIME FAMILIES AND FRIENDS WERE BEING BROKEN APART AND HOSTORY OF AMERICA WAS CHANGING. MY SCIENCE TEACHER ASKED US IF WE KNEW WHAT THE WTC TOWERS WERE. I HONESTLY HAD NO CLUE. HE EXPLIANED THE SITUATION AND TURNED ON THE TV. IT WAS FRIGHTENING TO ME BECAUSE I HAD NO CLUE HOW TO REACT TO SOMETHING SO TERRIBLE. I FELT LIKE IT WAS ALL A BIG OVIE. NO WORDS JUST MEMORIZED LINES AND PARTS. I DIDNT UNDERSTAND . I WILL NEVER FORGET MY TACHERS EXACT WORDS AFTER TELLING US.... "THIS MAKES ME JUST PISSED!" HE WAS SPEECHLESS HIMSELF AND THAT RIGHT THERE SHOWS THAT NO ONE COULD REALLY PREPARE FOR SOMETHING SO DEVISTAING .. OR EVER REALLY FORGET IT ALL.

Life Changed:MY LIFE AND DAILY RUTINES HAVE NOT CHANGED. BESIDES MAYBE ASSIGNMEANT ON THE SUBJECT AND FEELINGS TWORDS THE EVENT. mY THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS HAVE CHANGES GREATLY. WHEN YOU REALLY THINK ABOUT IT THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND HURT AND TORN APART FOR BEING GUILTY OF LIVING A LIFE OF AMERICAN FREEDOM. THEY HAD NO PREVENTION OR DEFENCE. IT SHOWS HOW SOME PEOPLE JUST REALLY HAVE NO FEELINGF OR THOUGHT TWORDS OTHERS BESIDES THEMSELVES AND THIER OWN LIFE. IT ISNT FAIR TO THE INOCENT. IT IS LIKE WE WERE PUNISHED FOR BEING AN AMERICAN AND LIVING THE LIVE WE ALL WERE GIVEN. BUT EVEN MORE AMERICA WAS FALLING APART. AND I DO BELIEVE MANY OF US CHANGED OUR VIEWS ON TEH FREEDOM AND AMERICAN LIFE AND HOW LUCKY WE ARE.

Should be remembered:I THINK MOST OF WHAT SHOULD BE REMBERED WAS ALL THE FAM,ILYS AND INOCENT LIVES HURT AND REMEBERENCE OF WHAT SOME PEOPLE WENT THROUGH. WE HAD HEROS. SO MANY HEROS, FIREMAN, POLICEMEN, AND EVERYDAY PEOPEL TRING TO DO GOOD FOR OTHER PEOPLE. GOING OUT OF THERE WAY TO MAKE ANOTHERS DAY.BECAUSE THE TRULY FROM THIER HEART CARED, THAT IS SPECIAL. WE NEED TO REMEBER HOW MANY PEOPLE WENT OUT AND BOUGHT A FLAG AND NOT BECAUSE EVERYONE ELSE DID, BUT BECAUSE THEY CARED AND WANTED TO SHOW APPRECIATION OF AMERICA AND NOT JUST OUR RIGHTS, OUT VALUES AND WHAT AMERICA IS. CAUSE WE WOULD ALL STAND UP TOGETEHR TO SHOW WHAT EVERY AMERICAN LIVES WITH AND FOR.

Flag:YEA ACTUALLY MY FAMILY DID FLY AN AMERICAN FLAG.MY VEIWS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THE SMAE TWORDS THE AMERICAN FLAG. BUT NOW MY VIEWS AND BELIVES ARE STRONGER. OUT FLAGS REPRESENTS AMERICA AND TRULY MEANS SOMETHING. OUR FLAG HAS BEEN AROOUND FOR YEARS AND IT STILL WILL BE FOR MORE YEARS TO COME.


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