The world turned black for a 12 year old.

Date Submitted: 09/10/2015
Author Info: Quentin (Brisbane - USA) 
Occupation: Education/Training
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

I was in grade 7 in Brisbane, Australia.

However thousands of miles away I was from New York.

I remember waking up before school to watch cartoons as per usual. But turning on the T.V, nothing but coverage of 2 planes flying straight into two big buildings and a 3rd plane crashing into the Pentagon.

For a 12 year old, I never knew fear like that. Walking to school I was scared planes would start falling out of the sky. Getting to school, all the teachers were talking about it. It was there again, the class tv was turned on to the news with more coverage.

Girls were crying, little aussie 12yo kids hundreds and hundreds of miles away mourning humanity. We aren’t meant to know fear at that age.

Rest forever in peace.

We will never forget.


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