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9/11, 8 Years Later…

Posted September 11th, 2009 by Peter · 5 Comments

I don’t know about all of you, but sometimes I have to step back and appreciate all we have in this day and age. 9-11-01  is a day that will never be forgotten. I was in the fifth grade when my elementary school teacher ran into our classroom in tears, saying, “There has been a bombing in New York!”


I didn’t realize the implications of it at the time, but as I’ve gotten older, it’s been very apparent that we all live in our own little bubbles and tune out all the bad things that are happening in the world.

What were you doing on 9/11/01? Were any of you directly affected by it?

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  • 1 Jeffrey Ng // Sep 12, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    I was also in my 5th grade class so I guess that makes us the same age. I was one of the first to notice little flakes coming through from the windows onto us and a large cloud of smoke emitting from the towers which we had a direct view of. My parents decided to pick me up AFTER school ended which was 6 hours or so later. I didn’t have any relatives or friends lost in the attack but a few classmates did cry because of lost uncles and aunts. Thanks for making this post

  • 2 Nhi // Sep 15, 2009 at 6:30 am

    I was in 5th grade too. I lived in FL, but the school went on lock-down, and people were saying terrorists were here.

    I was scared ‘cos I thought that they were LITERALLY there, at my school.

    It was frightening, especially after watching the news. I mean — I think that’s when my naive interpretation of society was popped…

  • 3 Peter // Sep 19, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    whoa, that’s really scary, Nhi!

  • 4 Bad-Ass // Sep 29, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    I was a freshman in high school, here in the Midwest. Had a double period of gym in the morning, so I didn’t find out until after the first tower had fallen. That was my first realization of a world outside the US.

  • 5 Google // Dec 21, 2009 at 1:22 am

    So…you’re 19 years old? You are extremely young to start a blog like this.

    Anyhow, I digress. 9/11 didn’t affect me much either; I was upset that something so surreal had happened, but I wasn’t entirely too affected by it. Mostly due to my inability to empathize with NY’s plight; I had no one in NY whom I would be concerned about.

    As I got older, however, it made me realize that this really was a great catastrophe and there are indeed many things that Americans do not know about the outside world. Actually, forget the outside world; we don’t even know enough about our world — how much does the gov’t tell us about the things that are going on? How much do we know about our own gov’t? Most would probably answer very little. It’s not a very trustworthy nor transparent system.

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