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The Day the World Cried

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 08:04 AM
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Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward and freedom will

be defended. 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, businessman and women, military and federal workers. Moms and

dads, friends and neighbors. Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by, 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 have been moved to defend a

great nation.

Those were the words of President George W. Bush, as he moved his country from

disbelief to reality.

Good morning / afternoon Ms. Scully and fellow classmates.

September 11th was a dark and stormy Tuesday where the lives of people became

the cost of revenge. Many innocent people faced their Tuesday morning by ending their

lives instantly, as a high jacked plane plummeted from the sky, towards their office

building. At 8:45 am a high jacked passenger jet, flight 11 of American Airlines, plunges

into the North tower of The World Trade Center. 9:03 am another plane hit this time the

South tower. Leaving both buildings ablaze in flames of death. Worry spread throughout

the whole world as an estimated 40 to 50 thousand people were in the buildings.

Immediately President Bush orders all airports and bridges to be shut down. 10:45 am the



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