World Trade Center

Essay by EssaySwap ContributorHigh School, 12th grade February 2008

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On September 11, 2001, Our nation was changed forever. Four United Airline Planes were hijacked by terrorist. Two of those planes came crashing into both World Trade Center buildings in New York City, completely demolishing them. One other was ran into the Pentagon. The devastation and shock spread quickly across the nation as an estimated 25,000 some odd people were predicted dead or missing. When I heard the news I was at school. This week alone I have dealt with the initial shock and confusion of the incident, the denial that it was actually happening, and also the reality of what we are dealing with in the United States right now.

When I was first made aware of what had happened I was so confused. I was so shocked that we, a nation who has always felt safe, were under attack. I couldn't believe that something like that could slip right passed us and we not even know about it until it was too late.

I felt that my safety was almost like an illusion that I've had all my life and always took for granted. I never thought something like this could happen and I didn't know how to react to it. My generation has never had to deal with something as disastrous as this.

As many times as they replayed the plane running into the Trade Center buildings, it just kept looking fake to me, like a movie or something. It's one thing that it happened, but to actually have something like that recorded on tape was unbelievable. I couldn't believe what I was seeing, it looked so fabricated and acted out. Many people felt the same way as they watched it. Also seeing the reactions of the people of New York City, so scared,