Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

 Through a thick fog, the twin towers of the World Trade Center can be seen from the observation deck of the Empire State Building in 1996. (Marilynn K. Yee/The New York Times)

Through a thick fog, the twin towers of the World Trade Center can be seen from the observation deck of the Empire State Building in 1996.


By Bailee Brown

eSomethin Staff

Sept. 11, 2001 will forever be remembered in America’s history. It impacted so many lives, even if indirectly.

Now, many people have stories about that day. From the survivors to the firemen that day to the everyday citizens that it affected. However many kids in high school were infants when that happened. It still affects the USA now even the high schoolers who weren’t born during that time.

In school we will all learn about it. We’ll know how those planes hijacked killed 2,977 people, both young and old. How the towers the terrorists crashed into are now a memorial site for everyone to grieve and remember those lost. We know that the plans the terrorists had went farther than the twin towers and the planes.

But since that fateful day we’ve come far as a nation.

We’ve improved plane safety and caught the criminal who led the attack. It was a time as a nation where we all came together to save lives of those injured.

So now as I look back on that day fourteen years ago I look back in sorrow at the lives lost, and am proud as a nation at our ability to band together as one and save many of those who would not have survived if we hadn’t. And although I was only two when this happened, I still grieve on this day with the rest of the country.

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