A New TV 

Date Submitted: 9/11/2015
Author Info: Kristen (Louisiana - USA) 
Occupation: Student 
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No 
Knew someone who perished?: No 

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I was in Kindergarden at school when the planes hit. I don't remember how my teachers and the other students were reacting, but I do know that something happened and a lot of people were taking about it. When I got home from school that day my mom and dad were trying to hook up a new TV. My dad was on the phone with the cable company. While the rest of the world was watching as the events unfolded, we had no TV. At the time we still had dial up internet which means while my dad was on the phone we could not use the internet for updates. My parents picked the worst day to install a new TV. Every year on September 11, I think about the day the America was changed forever, and the day we got a new TV.  

 

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