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    Posted August 28, 2011 by
    Richmond, Virginia
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    My 9/11 Story


    Ten years ago, I was only 13 years old.  I had never heard of the word "terrorist" until the 9/11 attacks.  I just thought 9/11/01 was a normal day just like any other, until I my dad picked me up from school.  He told me that the World Trade Center in New York was attacked by a few planes earlier that morning and that the United States was on lock down.  I kept thinking to myself, "Why would anyone do that?"


    Later that day, I watched the news reports, and they were talking about how the act was a terrorist attack.  Since then, the world has changed a lot.  Going through security at the airport makes me feel like I am exposing myself.  Now, I can barely remember a life before 9/11, since it happened when I was so young.


    A year before the 9/11 attacks, my sister, my cousin, and I went all the way to the top of the World Trade Center.  Looking back, I am so glad I had the opportunity to do that.  That experience is something I will cherish forever.


    Photo 1: My sister and me with the World Trade Center in the background.

    Photo 2: New York skyline before the attacks

    Photo 3: My sister, my cousin, and I on the top level of the World Trade Center

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