Reflections on 9/11
The attack on the World Trade Center towers introduced me to the word ""terrorist"". As a 7th grader, I didn't realize the dangers that we (the human race) are all constantly subjected to. It opened my eyes with worry.
THE CROSSES THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL
What really scared me about the events of 9/11 was the changes to society that followed it. The increase in security bothered me, even as a child. I distinctly remember hearing from my sister that the Statue of Liberty was closed and feeling very frightened by the notion that such an iconic place wasn't open any more. The events themselves didn't scare me; the way the government reacted to them did.
To me it was interesting to see a piece of steel from the World Trade Center. Everyone remembers seeing tv footage of the towers collapsing, over and over. But seeing the actual steel makes the whole thing seem real and impossible at the same time.
the listening area of the police radio calls. i heard officers call in that the pentagon was hit. they had to repeat themselves several times before they understood each other