America Under Attack

Essay by PaperNerd ContributorHigh School, 11th grade November 2001

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America Under Attack On September 11, 2001 the streets of New York were soaked in ash, streams of tears fled down peoples cheeks, and the courageous fought the waves of flames. Over 5,000 innocent American citizens were killed at the hands of terrorist. Children were left orphaned; spouses were left widowed tearing families apart forever. Our country united trying to put the pieces of the puzzle back together. No longer can the people of New York sleep soundly, their eyes are forever haunted with terror, and their hearts are filled with grief. Do we deserve to live in this constant state of fear? America is under attack. We must regain our respect, and avenge those who have crossed the line we have drawn. We must go in and win the war against terrorism, and retaliate against those who have caused such heartache on our nation. "This enemy attacked not just our people, but all freedom-loving people everywhere in the world."

(BBC News par.3) America has been fighting against the war of terrorism for quiet some time. An incident, which is forever haunted in our hearts, took place on December 7, 1941. "Over 2,400 American soldiers lives were taken from them."(History par. 1) A terrorist attack was made on Pearl Harbor, killing those who fought for our security. The World Trade Center has been threatened before, taking once again innocent lives, placing more anxiety and fear in our lives. It has been proven that the only way to show that America is serious when it comes to its people is to take control, and go to the extremes. The acts or retaliation on Hiroshima displayed that America is willing stand up to any terrorist attack, to protect us, the people of the United States.

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