Green Level Remembers 9/11

T. Dongara, T. Perkins, S. Rameshbabu, and K. Zinger

What Happened?

Today, we remember a tragic time in American history. On September 11, 2001, there was a terrorist attack on United States soil. Two planes crashed into the twin towers in New York City, one hit the Pentagon, and one–headed, we think, for the US Capitol Building, went down in a field in Pennsylvania because passengers and crew fought to take control of it. We remember this dark time every year due to the massive amounts of lives that were lost in the towers and in the attacks that followed. This horrific day is still remembered by many as an attack on America. Though many mourn the deaths of loved ones, many also strive to stay calm and show respect on this day.  


The Impact 9/11 Had on Our Society:

9/11 still affects many people today. Not only did many people lose family members, but the event also left victims and witnesses traumatized. Many Americans felt unsafe, and people around the world were hurt. In the end, a shocking 2,996 people died. The country also experienced racial problems after this attack, particularly  against people who practiced Islam. 


Many Remember What Happened:

Many in our society still remembered what happened on this fateful day. English and Speech teacher Mrs. Hill, who was in college when the attacks occurred, told us that: “I remember I had just woken up, and I went to go eat cereal and watch the news with my roommate in our apartment when I heard on the news that a plane crashed into one of the Twin Towers. At first we thought it was an accident, then we saw another plane crashed into the other tower, that’s when we knew it wasn’t an accident.” Though Mrs. Hill wasn’t personally affected, she remembers feeling horrified as she watched the events unfold first hand via television. Like Mrs. Hill, many will never forget this terrible day.