I’m not just a dumb teenager – I speak my mind

Date Submitted: 09/10/2002
Author Info: Casey (Plymouth, IN - USA) 
Occupation: Student
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

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Due to this story’s racial insensitivity, we urge the reader to keep in mind that the views expressed are solely that of the writer and not of WhereWereYouOn911.com. The story below refers to race in a culturally insensitive manner; we can surmise that the author was referring only to the terrorists, and not to arabs as a whole.

I was in school and my class had to take the Istep tests that same morning. After we finished the math portions of our tests, my teacher explained to the class what had happened. Although i am hundreds of miles away, i felt everyones pain-the victims, the survivors-the whole world. My heart immediatly dropped. i was shocked, dumbfounded and deeply saddened. it hit me more when after school i saw everyone on their cell phones calling loved ones on their way home from work. the gas stations were full and everyone was in complete dismay. i cant believe that anyone of any race and religion would have the heart to kill thousands of innocent people and celebrate afterward. why did the arabs do such a horrable thing? dont they have any morals?! the rest of my day was a complete blur, but today-a year later i am proud. proud to be a teenager living in the united states of america and appreciative of everyone around me. i think americans are very spoiled and sadly as you may think, we needed a wake up call to help up realize all that we take for granted in our everyday lives.

*please dont email me yelling at me for my last statement. i truely agree that the arabs could have done something else to speak their minds. i sympathise and pray at night for all the victims families out there.


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