Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering 9/11 (A Child's Perspective)

On the tenth anniversary of September 11th, I thought it appropriate to repost my daughter's journal from that day.  She was 8 years old as we sat in our living room, glued to the TV, too shocked at what we were seeing to protect our children from witnessing the horror first hand.  We said we would never forget and I believe that's as much a truth as it is a promise.  Those who experienced that day will forever remember where they were at that moment and the memory, even ten years later, still brings tears.  Let's not forget those who died and those who sacrificed to save others, but let's also never forget how we came together as a country in support and love for each other.  Differences no longer mattered, we were a nation and we were one. There was, and is, hope to be found.





9/11/01 Larissa, Age 8

"Today has been a bad day and I mean bad because there were two planes that crashed into a skyscraper. How? People crashed the planes. And Mr Tho****'s relative was in the building 'cause he works there. And there was an explosion. And now the building fell down. And now the other one fell down. And war has been declared.

And there was a bomb in a car and it blew up. And now the pentagon is on fire. And they have the Air Force on duty. And now a plane is headed toward the Pentagon. Another plane is headed toward the Pentagon.

And people were jumping out the windows.

And part of the Pentagon fell down.

And more than 9 thousand people were killed.

And they won't let any planes fly except the Air Force and all the planes that are already flying, they try to get down as soon as possible.

And the Pentagon was hit by a plane because a plane crashed into the Pentagon on purpose. And the Air Force is still on duty and some people were killed and some people just really hurt.

And it is scary. People jumping out of windows and crying and dying and people screaming. It's just scary.

It is the worst time in all of history and it's really bad.

And all the planes that are already flying they sent to Canada.

It is really, really, really, really bad. And my mom is really, really scared.

and it's a disaster. And it's crazy. And people are really scared. And so am I.

Well, the planes have stopped for now and the Air Force is still on duty.
"






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