Imagine you were working at the World Trade Center tower in New York on the 60th floor. You were looking out the window and you see a plane coming directly to the tower. Crash! The plane hits the tower 20 floors above you. People are running in various directions and some are jumping off the building trying to save themselves. You stand there not knowing what to do. The ceiling above you is about to collapse. BOOM! You’re dead.
It was 8:45 am on September 11th on a Tuesday morning. American Airlines Boeing 767 crashed into the North World Trade Center in New York City, with the plane loaded with 20,000 gallons fuel gave a bursting impact on the crash. The plane hit the 80th floor instantly killing people on the above floor. People on the streets seeing the crash thought it was a freak accident.
It was 9:03 when people realized it wasn’t a freak accident when the second Boeing 767–United Airlines Flight 175 came out of the sky zooming straight into South World Trade Center. It crashed on the 60th floor which have killed more people than it has killed on the north tower. The collision made a massive explosion that rained burning debris on the streets and buildings next to them. When the two tall towers collapsed a huge amount of smoke formed around the two towers and 3,000 people died.
It was 9:45 am when American Airlines Flight 77 was circling over Washington, D.C., and then it finally crashed into the west side of the Pentagon. The crash led to a structural collapse of a huge portion on the wall. People say 125 people died.
The California-bound plane–United Flight 93–was hijacked and it crashed on field in Pennsylvania. People say the intended target of the plane was to hit the White House.
In the plane Thomas Burnett Jr., told his wife over the phone that “I know we’re all going to die. There’s three of us who are going to do something about it. I love you, honey.” Thanks to the help of the men that fought the four hijackers, although they died, they avoided death from other citizens.
George W. Bush said, “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.”
When we ever hear, talk or even see something related to 9/11 we should not think of it as a symbol sadness, but instead which should think of it as a symbol how America can and will come together for the help of others. Let us show the world, that we will not die in the ashes of devastation, but will rise to the challenge. This is America.