9-11….A National Tragedy

Date Submitted: 08/21/2003
Author Info: Michael (Marmet - USA) 
Occupation: Student
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

Hey, my name is Michael. I live in Marmet,West Virginia. I am currently a Sophomore at Riverside High School. When 9/11 occurred,I was an 8th grader at East Bank Middle School.Before 9/11,I never thought that terrorism could enter this nation. But after the attacks, my eyes were opened……..

Ok, 9/11 started out like any other day for me. I went to school,and went to homebase. After homebase, i went to 1st Period, which was Tech.Ed. Nobody ever mentioned anything at all. That all changed. I was walking with my buddy Justin from Tech.Ed. to Spanish class. Then, my other classmate, Donald, came running up to us saying “Two planes just ran into the Twin Towers!.” I didn’t believe him, but when we walked by the principal’s office, I saw one of the buildings with smoke just billowing out. So I ran into my Spanish class and turned the TV on. There were only six people in the class, and we were all sitting there glued to the TV monitor. Then our teacher came in, and when she looked at the TV, she let out one of the most horrific screams I have ever heard in my life. So the whole day, we did no work. Just watched the sad event occur through the TV. When I first heard of the attacks, I was scared. Then as the day went on, I just kept getting angrier and angrier. I was wondering,”Why were these people attacking our country?” During last period, East Bank was like a ghost town, kids leaving left and right. As soon as I got home, I threw down my backpack and turned on the TV. I watched the coverage from 4:30 pm to 3 am. I don’t know what it was,I just couldn’t get away from the TV. I was just so shocked and sad for a very long time. But I will never ever forget that day. When I am 50 years old or 80,I will always remember the day of September 11, 2001.


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