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Old 09-11-07, 10:34 AM   #1
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When I got up this morning, I talked to my mom on the phone and she told me today is the 6th anniversary of that day...the day it seems the world stopped turning...I've almost forgotten that feels like it happened centuries ago, instead of years ago.

I had a math test that day and I remember worrying about how well I was going to do. I remember wearing my Michelle Kwan lucky charm necklace for the first time so I could do well

I do remember what i was doing...we had lined up for lunch and my teacher said to us "They've evacuated the White House and Congress and the President and Vice President are in hiding." And i remember what I said... "I hope they're ok." I had no clue what was going on.

At lunch, I found out more from my table. The school had decided to cancel the big volleyball game that night, becuase they wanted the kids at home where the parents would answer questions. People at my table worried it was because a plane was going to fly into the building where the game was held. I remember thinking and even telling them "That is so stupid...who's gonna wanna attack a gym in a small city?" now that I look back on it, I realize now that I was so naive...

The teachers had to walk by the tables to put up their trays, the students kept pulling teachers aside and asking them if someone was going to attack the gym. This happened so mucht that the teachers decided to have an entire meeting of the 7th and 8th graders. I remember where I was sitting while the teacher was trying to explain what had happened. That's when it really struck much people can hate and that not even where I lived was safe as I once thought it was...

I remember coming home and my entire family watched the news on tv...I just remember being numb and confused. I knew that people hated us at that moment, but I didn't (then and even now) understand why they hated us so much...

I remember when President Bush began speaking about war on Afganistan...I remember being terrified that my male relatives were going to get called to fight, especially my dad. A couple of weeks after 9/11, when war talks were going full force, seeing my dad's car parked on the street beside the school building. I remember thinking that my dad had come to tell me that he had been called to fight, and I remember shaking violently all through the day when someone came in with a slip for the office. It turned out my dad had gone to the school because he had missed conferences and he just wanted to see how I was doing from my teachers.Even after that moment, I still remember the fear of losing my dad to fight.

I do remember how the world came together and condemned the this day, I wonder if they've all turned against us...

I don't know if any of you had lost loved ones to that terrible day, or to the wars that followed. But I wanted to write down the memories of the 13 year old girl I once was, and how she changed...the day the world stopped turning...I don't want to forget, so I may pass on the stories to my future children and grandchildren...about the day the world stopped turning.
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Old 09-11-07, 01:14 PM   #2
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wow 6 years today.. times gone so quick.. i too still dont understand why it all happened..
i still remember when i found out too.. i was coming home from dance club after school.. so was about 5pm.. and was in the car when dad said.. at first i didnt realises how big it was till i saw it on the tv when i walked thru the door.


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i had the day off from work so i was sleeping in when my roomate knock on my door and said you mite want to get up, i said why i was pissed i had been woken up on my day off he said cause we are under attack, i looked up expecting bombs to drop i turn on the tv and saw the building on fire i was just in time to see the second plane crash into the second building, i called my brother and woke him up, i watch the whole thing on tv, my aunt was a flight attendant then and flying into new york when it happen she was turned away from new york, it was unbelieve able that they could do that, that day the world did stop

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