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How has your life changed because of what happened on September 11, 2001?
I really don't think that my life has changed, but I do believe that it has changed others lives. After the 9/11 happened it had a lot of people's eyes filled with fear and it made a lot of people paranoid. It made people feel like they have to had protection where they went. After 9/11 people found other ways to get from place to place. They started riding trains, some people even drove from state to state. It just made a lot of people fear for there lives. Actually a couple of months after my mother and I got on a plane to New York to see the twin towers, and I was kind of Amazed on what I saw. Their was just dirt and roses, and all I could do was a have a flashback of what happened on that tragic day.
How will you remember the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks?
I remember being in the 1st grade and my mom came and got me, and we went to her friends house to watch the news. I remember the exact words my mom said, "If were going to die, I guess well just have to die together". At the time I didn't have a clue on what she was talking about. The thing that was strange to me about it was that my friend Erica's birthday was on that day. I felt bad the next day knowing that people including children lost there lives.
Destine, “[Untitled],” September 11 Digital Archive, accessed April 3, 2020, https://911digitalarchive.org/items/show/96789.