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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...
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Stephanie Day
9-12-01


It's really hard to begin an issue like this. It still seems almost unreal, like it's all a dream!

When I woke up yesterday and turned on the news I could not believe what I was seeing. I stayed glued to the tv in disbelief. I went to my boyfriends and we sat around the TV, about 15 of us, and just watching for hours. I could not drag myself away, not even to go to class. I was/am heartbroken. I mean, how could someone do something so horrific?!

I have heard that the guy who everyone thinks is behind this warned the US just last week to watch out, that something big was going to happen. We did nothing. And thousands of innocent people are dead!

I saw people from his country, I guess, dancing and singing in the street because they were happy that this happened to our people.

I have family in NY that work right next to the WTC and no one can get in touch with. That's scarey[scary] thinking, "what if."

I hope they catch who’s behind this, but nothing they do to him even compares or gives justice to what he has done!!

I just wish someone would get to him and torture him and his followers. They deserve nothing humane.

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