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Date Submitted: 9/11/2015
Author Info: Ciara (Elsmere, Ky, United States - USA) 
Occupation: Student 
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No 
Knew someone who perished?: No 

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I was 3 years old, but I remember everything. I was sitting in front of the TV and the news was on. The first tower was in flames. I marveled at the smoke. My mom was sitting on the couch half sobbing half speaking to someone on the phone. I just kept watching the TV. I watched as the second plane hit the other tower. It reminded of of something out of a cartoon, like bugs bunny, but I knew it was real. It was a hard distinction to make though, between reality and fiction. It was unbelievable to me that something like this could happen. 

 

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