Aaron's 9/11 Story

Quote from Former President Bush “Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. The victims were in airplanes or in their offices — secretaries, businessmen and women, military and federal workers. Moms and dads. Friends and neighbors.”

Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror.

The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness and a quiet, unyielding anger.

These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed. Our country is strong. A great people has been moved to defend a great nation.

Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.

America was targeted for attack because we’re the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining.

So heres my story. (I DON’T REMEMBER THE TIMES OF EVERYTHING)

7:00: I woke up. i was getting ready to go and play with my friends outside on a beautiful day. But little did i know it would be one of the worst days of my life.

8:30: MY FRIEND FINALLY WOKE UP AND I WAS SUPER EXCITED TO GO PLAY! :D. But he still had to get ready and stuff so i waited.

8:46: (i didn’t know at the time) American Airlines Flight 11 crash the plane into floors 93-99 of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, killing everyone on board and hundreds inside the building.

8:50: My mom’s friend texted my mom telling what happened. She burst into tears. My Uncle worked at the North Tower on floor 85.

9:03 (also i didnt know what was happening) Hijackers crash United Airlines Flight 175 into floors 75-85 of the WTC’s South Tower, killing everyone on board and hundreds inside the building

9:15: I finally was told my Uncle was probably dead. I was crying for my Uncle and i miss him a lot.

i was real happy too that it wasn’t my dad

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THE REST FROM HERE IS JUST THE REST OF THE DAY

•    9:37 am – Hijackers aboard Flight 77 crash the plane into the western façade of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., killing 59 aboard the plane and 125 military and civilian personnel inside the building.

•    9:42 am – For the first time in history, the FAA grounds all flights over or bound for the continental United States. Some 3,300 commercial flights and 1,200 private planes are guided to airports in Canada and the United States over the next two-and-a-half hours.

•    9:45 am – Amid escalating rumors of other attacks, the White House and U.S. Capitol building are evacuated (along with numerous other high-profile buildings, landmarks and public spaces).

•    9:59 am – The South Tower of the World Trade Center collapses.

•    10:07 am – After passengers and crew members aboard the hijacked Flight 93 contact friends and family and learn about the attacks in New York and Washington, they mount an attempt to retake the plane. In response, hijackers deliberately crash the plane into a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, killing all 40 passengers and crew aboard.

•    10:28 am – The World Trade Center’s North Tower collapses, 102 minutes after being struck by Flight 11.

-Facts from History Channel-

~ Aaron DCP LiT

4 Responses

  1. Aaron that really sucks, idk wht I would do if I lost my uncles I am pretty close to my family. On a Different Note I just wanna say another 9/11 quick thing… My mom works from home designing computer software for Hospitals, So anyways a worker for one of these hositals was supposed to go on site to talk to the people she was working for, but something came up so she couldn’t go so instead someone else went…. The plane she took ended up being one of the four hijacked planes.. Like the others she died… She was never supposed to be there the other woman was… So on 9/11 my heart goes out for her along with all the others that lost there lives on that terrible day…

  2. I am really sorry for both of you.

  3. I don’t know what to say…

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