Naive Millennial 

Date Submitted: 9/10/2018
Author Info: Kristina (Brooklyn, Un, US - USA) 
Occupation: Unemployed/Between Jobs 
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: Yes 
Knew someone who perished?: No 

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On 9-11-2001 I had just turned 13, I was home from school and at my grandmother's house, I was watching TV when they showed the towers being hit and burst into flames. I was very naive and had no idea at the time that it was a terrorist and didn't know what a terrorist attack was, I ran downstairs to the kitchen and told my aunt and grandmother "The World Trade Center's on fire!" It wasn't until later that I found out that what happened was an act of terrorism.  

 

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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...

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