9/11 – The Day the World Changed Forever

Every single one of us will remember where we were when we heard the news that the US was under attack. I was on a training course. I turned my phone on when we had a break and had a message from a friend saying that planes had hit the two World Trade Centre towers. I was allowed to keep my phone on and was able to relay the news when I got the messages of each tower collapsing.

When I returned home and saw the footage for the first time I couldn’t quite believe what I was seeing. It was like watching a disaster movie. I felt incredibly sad, shocked and scared. September 11th 2001 was the day that evil shook the world.

Today as we mark the tenth anniversary of the attacks we remember those killed in the World Trade Centre, The Pentagon and the brave people on United Flight 93.

What I believe is that today should be about hope and love. It still hurts, even for those who didn’t lose someone. But we stay strong. As with other areas hit by terrorism, the people living and working around Ground Zero and have pulled together and rebuilt their community. New York has emerged an even stronger city with even stronger people. The 10 years since 9/11 has shown that love will shine through even the greatest of horrors.


About eastlondonmike

I'm a 30 year old gay man living in Leyton, East London. I'm very opinionated and many people may not like what I have to say. I like to create discussion. You can only change things by making people think.
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