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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...

Anna Kearney

September 11, 2001 four planes crashed. Terrorists still are planes with our citizens in them, crashed them into our buildings killing more of our citizens and now I'm in the state of shock. Not as much to lead the family and friends of these were killed, injured, were still missing. Living in the most powerful and rich nation you never expect something like this to happen. Maybe we're not as powerful as we think. Maybe we are not invincible as we think. Could this lead to World War III? If it does I can foresee these days being our very last. Our whole nation grieves. President Bush said that our steel buildings may collapse but the nation will not. Maybe we should stop to realize how vulnerable we really are. Having a strong government that will not collapse offers little if any comfort to those who feel the direct impact of the attack yesterday. We will take action upon what happened but I pray will not take more lives of those who are innocently going about their daily activities.

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