18 Years After 9/11


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Lizz Shields

Eighteen years ago families were torn apart after a terrorist attack in New York. Two planes hit the twin towers, killing almost 3,000 people and injuring more than 6,000 others. On this day of grief every year, schools learn about the depressing events and terrorist attacks. Envisioning the pain families feel when living with the loss of loved ones.

Schools stay open on this day for citizens to continue working hard and keep the country strong. Some students think differently, “It’s a really sad day… I’d rather be at home with my family mourning than be at school.” says Haley Burmudez (9) relating to the events of 9/11. Many students’ families were affected by the terrorist attack and become melancholy on the date. “It scared my mom because my brother was only one [at the time]; she was scared for his future,” says Ava Appel (9.) “Class will be quiet and we’ll have to watch the videos we always do to remember the date,” says Meaghan Hanlon (9) on her day at school.

Overall the date is depressing to remember, but the country stands strong as we remember our strengths as well as our weaknesses. We stand tall and keep the pride of our country close to our hearts.