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Attack on America

Attack on America

Date: Sep 18 2001


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September 11th, 2001 is a day that we will always remember. On this day, the U.S. was attacked by terrorists. They hijacked four passenger jets and crashed them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
In the week that has followed, most Americans have felt many emotions – shock, fear, sadness, anger. Here is a conversation between Migs and I about how we felt the day after.


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John:  How you feelin’ today?

Miguel:  Well, I feel better, I guess, than yesterday, less shocked.

John:  I woke up this morning, you know, the day after this all happened, and I thought… I was hoping that things were going to be better but I feel almost worse.

Miguel:  What makes you feel worse?

John:  Just the fact that it’s all so real. I guess yesterday, just watching it actually happen on TV, I was just in shock and now I’m thinking about all those people dead and what’s going to happen next, what the US’ strategy is gonna be and what the ramifications will be.

Miguel:  That’s true. I feel similarly in that it’s taken a while to really sink in. Um, yesterday it was kind of like watching a movie and then today was like, is like the day where you walk out of the theater and you talk about what actually happened, you know.

John:  Oh yeah, totally. And I think everyone feels the same way. People are coming back to work today and I know everyone’s trying to push forward but it’s tough to not have the TV or the radio on or to be checking the news web sites but I guess we gotta just push on and hope for the best.

Miguel:  Strangest thing to me still is that there are no answers for any of this and I think that everyone wants… whether it’s, you know, how many people are dead or how did this happen or who did it, we just have no answers yet and I think that gives people a lot of fear when it’s the unknown is what’s really scary.

John:  Well, we can only hope there won’t be too many more lives taken because of all of this.



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As you can tell by our voices, this was a terrible thing to go through. We are all looking for answers and hope that some good will come out of it all.
Something good that has happened is that these events have made the U.S. stronger. When you drive down the street, you see U.S. flags on cars, in people’s hands and on buildings. The country has come together to help each other. We have been hurt, but we will fight back and win.
Thank you again for all of your emails. We have appreciated the love and support from all of you around the world.
Your American Friend,


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