A Call to Action for a Sophomore in Highschool 

Date Submitted: 9/11/2015
Author Info: Robert (Oregon City, OR, United States - USA) 
Occupation: Accounting/Finance 
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No 
Knew someone who perished?: No 

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On the morning of September 11th, 2001, I was 17 years old. As I was getting ready for school my father came downstairs to my room and with a serious face said "you need to come watch at this". I knew it was something major, as it was uncharacteristic for us to watch TV in the mornings since we were always short on time. I remember getting dressed in the living room as I gaped at the TV watching smoke pour from the towers. My dad and I left the house and listened to the news on the radio on the way to school. I remember hearing the towers falling as we drove in traffic.Once at school I ended up watching the news all day in every class.

It was the news coverage in the days preceding this event, and the ensuing revelation of who was behind this terrorist act, that caused me to want to join the Marine Corp. I did not know of a better way to make a difference in defending our country from these heinous acts than to join the Military.  


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Sean (Stamford , CT, United States - USA)

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Carolina (Agawam, MA - USA)

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Valerie (Sacramento, CA - USA)

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Emma (Beacon, Ny - USA)

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Mike (San Francisco - Africa)

I Remember

Tammi (Altamonte Springs, Fl - USA)

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Paige (Oklahoma City - USA)

Even in Alaska

Candace (Seattle , WA - USA)

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I stood there feeling bad about whoever was in the plane or helicopter, but not feeling anything ominous... THEN... I see it... It was almost like slow motion but it was moving so fast... So low... You didnít have time to gasp... It hit the second tower and disappeared, and suddenly the biggest fireball I have ever seen in my life just shoots wide and high into an ocean blue sky... Whoever wasnít stunned on the train suddenly screamed as everyone ran to the windows...

Brian (story excerpt)


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