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Response to 9/11 Documentary

posted Sep 16, 2011, 10:47 AM by Audrey Holmes
Personally, I am a very sensitive person. I treat situations as if they happened to me; even if they had nothing to do with me. When the World Trade Towers were hit, I was still living in Las Vegas at the time on a military base. I didn't know it had happened until the military base opened up again about a week later when i saw pictures on news magazines in the Commissary. I was only seven at the time. I had watched this same documentary only a couple years ago for the first time; I was speechless. I didn't know what to say or think ... or even feel for that matter. I went completely numb the first time I saw the footage, and seeing the people fall or jump. My mind went blank when I saw the second plane hit, and everyone's reactions. I couldn't fathom how the people on the video could even feel anything besides sick or flabbergasted. I couldn't understand how they  could be so angry; and I still don't really.
I think it's a good thing that we have this kind of footage of 9/11. It give us something solid to hold onto, even if we weren't there to actually experience it. It also gives us something to show younger generations about how through tradgety, our country came together to fight back.