September 11 Digital Archive






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LC Story: Story

I was sitting in my 7th grade science class. Our principal came on over the intercom and informed us that an aircraft of some kind had hit one of the towers of the WTC in New York City. I thought that it was just a small airplane like the kind people learn in that only fits 2 or 3 people. That was my mind set for a few hours because I didn't have access to a television at school. We all went down to the auditorium and our principal let us know that we were going to be let out early to be with our families. Everything was cancelled for the afternoon: no soccer practices, no cross-country, nothing. I suppose I wondered what all the fuss was about because I still thought it a small business airplane or something. That was until I found out the second plane hit the other tower. I didn't understand terroism at that point so I didn't know what was happening. We went home and I saw it on TV for the first time. It was horrible. I couldn't believe it. Afterwards, I tried to understand by watching the news and I finally learned about terrorists. From that day on, I've not felt the same as I did on September 10th. I'm sure no one has. My heart goes out to all the people who lost people they loved and I often imagine if one of my loved ones had been killed in the attacks. It's hard for me to fathom. For all of the victims of September 11th and their families, I pray for you and God bless your courage and spirit.

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