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Remembering September 11th

Today marks the seven-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our country. And even if you didn't lose a loved one or weren't directly impacted by the events of this day, I'm sure September 11th still stirs up some emotion for you. So on this day of remembrance, tell me, how do the historical events of September 11th make you feel?

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Mykie7 Mykie7 7 years
My heart breaks every time I see it. My 10 year old son asked to watch the news coverage last night, because he doesn't remember it, only being 3 when it happened. So last night we watched the history channel, which was the coverage from that day. It was like being there all over again. All the emotion, the anger, the fear, it all came rushing back. By the time it was over, our entire family was in tears, and my son looked at me and said "Mom, why would someone do that!?!?!" And to this day I still can't give him a better answer than, "There are some really mixed up people in this world, and they think that by doing things like this they will get to go to heaven." How do you explain these things?
cari047 cari047 7 years
I remember i was in my sign language class when i heard about the planes crashing into the world trade center. After getting out of class i was looking around to see what were other peoples reactions and i was thinking if some people even knew about the hijacking. After 7 years i still remember that day. Was a very, very sad day. And it just makes me appreciate our men and women who fight over seas and also the police officers and the firefighters who gave up their lives to save other people.
Marci Marci 7 years
I live in New York and knew 3 of the people who died that day. September 11th looms very large in my world, and I always feel it creeping up on me, starting around September 7th.
MandyPinecone MandyPinecone 7 years
it was my Jr year of high school, we had our school picture taken on that day. Another kid came in late to class and said a plane crash in to the towers. It it home for me, my husband worked 2 blocks away from the towers and had come to Vermont 3 months earlier he worked with a couple of the traders who died that September day. It still hard for him to watch or heard anything about it.
ms-jamerz ms-jamerz 7 years
I'm a canadian and this day still makes me sad. Sad because of the lives lost. Sad because it started war. Sad because I can't understand why some people could take innocent lives over differences of religion and other tedious things. I understand that many americans are now strongly against muslim people in general and if I could say one thing to those people it would be not to put every middle eastern person they meet in the "evil people" category. A group of people made the plans that day, not all of them. Hatred just creates more Hatred, and the world doesn't need any more of that. R.I.P to all those lost.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 7 years
I work in DC near the White House, and I can still remember watching the Pentagon burn from the roof deck of our building and walking in near silence among the throngs of people evacuating DC. I still get knots in my stomache and have difficulty watching the annual tributes and remembrances.
valancyjane valancyjane 7 years
I was thinking this morning that there are children starting school this fall who weren't even born that day. It's shocking that it's been that long. One of the women on United 93, Lauren Grandcolas*, was pregnant; if 9/11 hadn't happened, she and her husband would be sending their child to first grade. * I only know this because I have read a frighteningly large amount about the people on that flight; Lauren in particular stands out to me, in part because she was coming back from her grandmother's funeral that day and I'd come back from my own grandmother's funeral the day before.
HeidiMD HeidiMD 7 years
That was the first time I ever felt any real vulnerability as an American. I remember going to work that morning thinking of all the places in Seattle (where I live, not just an arbitrary thought) that could be attacked and what I would do and where I would go if I happened to be in one of them. I remember vividly wondering if I was safe at work. I work at a hospital on the opposite end of the country of NYC and the other attacks, so the likelihood of my work being a target was obviously very, very low, but that was the first time I realized that I could find myself in a situation like that. I remember feeling physically sick at some of the images I saw, and I still do to this day.
apma apma 7 years
I live on the west coast and I was getting ready for school when the first plane hit. I would always watch the news when I ate breakfast and as soon as I turned it on I saw the damage. Those images are so strongly burned into my mind. It's one of those things I can't seem to forget.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 7 years
I still get so uncomfortable thinking about it. It hit so close to home (literally). I don't live in the area anymore, but my Mom told me they have the memorial lights on, which I always find eerie, but immensely respectful and beautiful at the same time. I get chills. I still can't believe a tradegy of that magnitude took place on American soil.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 7 years
Hmmm I remember this: I was in 7th grade in my 2nd period Math class. We watched it all day. The principal made an announcement about it and I remember thinking who could do this to us?!? Before 9/11 I didn't even know who or what Terrorists were! It really woke me up and I think it woke us all up as a nation! When I got home I watched it with my parents and we were all crying. That day will forever be in my memory. But, I remember feeling sad, shocked, and angry at the people who did this to us..I kinda still am to be honest with you.
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