Twin Towers

Skyler Bennett
Mrs.   Anderson
Eng 99

As They Fell

The morning of September 11 was a sad day for everyone.   We all remember that Tuesday morning waking up for school, making breakfast, sitting down and flipping on the T.V. and looking at the devastation caused in New York. The tears running down our faces as those historical landmarks fell like a crumbling Jenga blocks. The explosions, flames, smoke and ash were everywhere! People ran for there lives as others perished. So many families all over the country lost friends and loved ones on this horrific day. This event led the United States into war, created psychological cautiousness for all Americans because it was the first act of terrorism, and created a historical landmark in our country. This day will be remembered for many years to come as the day “they fell”.
“Our war on terror begins with Al Qaeda, but it does not end there, it will not end until every terrorist group of global reach, has been found, stopped and defeated” (George W. Bush) On Sept. 20, 2001, President Bush delivered an encouraging speech to America that rallied support for the “War on Terror,” which would eventually lead to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This event was the spark that lit our match that we used to light our cannon’s.   Why do they hate us? What did we do to them? They hate our freedom: freedom or speech, freedom of press, and freedom or religion. They envy us for who we are and becoming. It wasn’t till October 1st, 2001 till we made our first advancement into Afghanistan. Our goals were to capture bin Laden, destroy Al Qaeda, and remove the Taliban organization. This act of terrorism caused many years of fighting and many more to come.
At 8:46 on that September morning flight 11 crashed into the twin towers. Shortly after, 9:04, flight 175 hit the second tower. Within the next few minutes the towers began to fall one after another. Leaving a total of 2, 975 people that passed away. “These terrorist kill...