Monday, September 11, 2006

Remembering 9/11

Five years after that tradgic day, I take time to reflect on my thoughts and feelings about he whole ordeal.

I don't know about you, but i can remember everything about that day. I (along with four others) were sitting in Mr. Houff's spanish class. We had all missed a quiz on the prievious Friday and were in there before school to make it up. When I was down to question 7, Senior Houff ran in and told us that we needed to turn the television on because a plane had just hit the Wourld Trade Center. So we put our quizzes away and started watching FoxNews. About fifteen minutes after we turned the television on the second plane hit tower two. I believe that it was at that moment that we all realized it wasn't an accident.

As the rest of the students in our class came filling in, Senior thought the we should turn off the TV saying:

"Nothing else is going to happen."

So we went on with our normal activity. About ten minutes before the bell was supossed to ring a knok came on our classroom door. Mr. Mitchel (our principal) call Mr.Houff out and handed him a letter to read to us:

"Students and Teachers, as you have probably heard by now, the United States has suffered a great tragedy this Tuesday morning. Three planes have hit the WTC towers 1 and 2 and the Pentagon. Just moments ago, both towers fell. There is no telling the loss of life that has occurred this morning. As much as this news will affect all of you in different ways, there is no cause for alarm here. We will keep you updated on events throughout the day. May God Bless America"

This was when I stopped listening. I couldn't believe it. What was to be next? We spent the rest of that day glued to the TV. We saw in real time the towers collapse. We knew that our country would never be the same again.

Looking back on those events today, five years later, I am still questioning it. It is hard to fatom this wide scale attack. So many were killed, yet some survived. Their stories are unforgetable and life changing.

I was watching a documentary of 9/11 on the History Channel and the sights of that day brought back all the emotions that I felt that day. It brought back sadness for those that died. Happiness for those that survived. Anger toward those that perpetrated it and funded it. And confusion on weather or not it will ever happen again and what that looks like.

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