The Actions of a Seven Year Old

Date Submitted: 09/10/2011
Author Info: Bryan (Baltimore - USA) 
Occupation: Student
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

I was very young at the time of the attacks. I was only seven years old and in second grade. My life definitely has been affected by the events that happened on 9/110/01 and I will never forget.

I remember I was at school. We just finished our first class and was walking down to our language arts classroom. Right after we sat down, another teacher called in my teacher and turned on the TV we had in there. I saw one of the towers on fire and thought it was just a fire because we couldn’t hear anything from the TV.

A few moments after that the intercom went on and the Principle said we are going to be leaving school early due to an emergency and that our parents are on the way. I met up with my cousin who was in 5th grade and left with my grandfather. My grandfather then told me to listen to the radio closely and not make any noise. When we arrived to my grand fathers place, my cousin and I watched the news and found out that the second plane hit the second tower.

We watched the entire events happened I even tried to change the channel because I was scared. I went upstairs and tried to watch something else other than the News. When I went to change the channels, I saw that every channel besides nickelodeon was airing this. I will never forget trying to escape from this tragedy by watching Nickelodeon. I was watching Nick for awhile but went back downstairs to my grandfather crying telling me to come downstairs. By the time I went down stairs, both of the towers were gone and all you could see was smoke from where the towers were.

Today, I look back at that and I tell myself that I was such a coward to run away from that. But at the time I was only seven years old and only knew that what I was seeing was bad. I did not understand why it did happened and who did it. It took me a few years to totally understand why it happened, but I still cant forget that day and what I did.


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