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Essay on September 11

Date: Sep. 12 2001 | Identifier: 885.1
Essay written on September 12, 2001, by a student as an assignment in East Carolina University Professor Karin L. Zipf's "Women in American History Class," describing reactions to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center buildings in New York, NY, and the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. more...

Kristin Koen

I don't know exactly how to put in to words all that I feel about the events of yesterday. In the last 24 hours I have gone through many different emotions. Right at this moment I feel numb, not (?) sure, whether of not to believe all of this, but I know I have to. I also feel very worried about the fact of America going to war. I definitely think that if it was a country that did this to us then we will probably go to war. This saddens me for a number of reasons. First of all, I know that if we go to war my father will be sent away, due to the nature of his job is an undeniable fact. Also, this nation has already lost so many people after yesterday's events. War will inevitably cause many more Americans to sacrifice their lives.

If we go to war, though, I will fully support it. The President and congress will make a wise decision. An action this severe better not go unpunished.

My heart goes out to all the families that lost loved ones yesterday. I did not know any of the victims personally

but I am still saddened by the event and mourn America's great loss.

I do not like the idea of war, but even more I hate the idea that other countries think they can just come into our country and kill our innocent people. It makes me sick!

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