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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Remembering 9/11

Today is September 11. It's been 12 years since the tragic events that took place in New York. Planes crashed, people died, and things were on fire. We will forever remember this day.

But that's the problem. Most people don't remember that day. They choose to try to forget it, and some don't even know much about it. Why?

Because children in the 10-12 age range were either babies or not even born yet when the towers fell.
My teacher said that we live in another world now. On September 10, 2001, everything was different. Security wasn't as stressed, and people could get away with showing up for a flight 15 minutes before takeoff.

However, I used to visit Washington D.C. often through ages 2-5. I remember seeing the burnt Pentagon and wondering what the heck happened.

He also said that the first sports event to take place was a Steeler Game... in Heinz Field. His buddy had two tickets, but rumours were spreading about something happening at the sporting event, and no one wanted to go with him. So, my teacher went with him, and it took three hours to get in the stadium.  The searched EVERYONE, patted them down and there were marine corp men with machine guns on either side.

 They finally got to their seats at the end of the third quarter.

Now, it's 2013. The "future." The World Trade Center HAS been rebuilt. There are memorials that mark where each tower stood, and at night TALL light beams shine up, towards the sky, forming the tall buildings that used to stand there.

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