A nation changed (terror attack on 11 september 2001)

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Where were you three years ago on September 11th when our great nation was fallen under attack? It seems as if everyone knew exactly where they were that fateful day. The terror attacks on the Twin Towers and Pentagon changed the lives of Americans forever. After this event, there was greater patriotism through out the United States, greater concern on self-defense against terrorism, and the repeated criticism of the leaders of our country.

The event that happened was the September 11th attack on the Twin Towers. Early that morning hijackers boarded two seven forty seven commercial airplanes and hijacked the planes with box cutters. Later, the first plane slammed into the left tower starting a fire. Nobody could believe what was going on.

Now after this tragic event, holidays even have more meaning. Even Hollywood seemed very affected by this tragedy; they started writing songs and movies about this event.

The New York fire department was there trying to rescue people. Schools also helped out by showing the kids to feel more patriotism, every school had to stand up and say the Pledge of Allegiance with a moment of silent behind it dedicated to the troops and people who had lost their lives. Then the second plane hit the right tower. Our entire Nation came together in this time of need. Patriotism seemed to be at an all time high in our country, everyone seemed to be buying into the idea of brotherhood and peace. Everyone felt the same way, sad and hopeful that our troops would make it back alive. Both towers were engulfed in flames. I was in disbelief, how could this happen? By now, every channel on the T. In this case, patriotism can’t help but grow.

When the tragedy was finished, not even a week went...