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Where were you on September 11, 2001?

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A day that everyone remembers and no one will forget, September 11, 2001 was a day that will forever seem surreal.  No matter what area of the country you were in when those two planes struck the Twin Towers, you felt the effect as if you were standing right beneath them.

 

The overall disaster and amount of deaths that occurred on that day has impacted every citizen in the United States. It is a day that everyone will remember for the rest of our lives. Everyone has a story to tell about where they were, what they were doing, and what was going through their mind on this ill fated day.

 

“I was in the first grade at St. James, and while walking out to recess my mom took me out of school. We went to church for a little bit but I did not have a full idea of the enormity of the attacks until I went home and turned on the TV,” said junior James Hickey.

 

“I was in school right outside of NYC when the two planes hit the towers. I knew multiple kids whose parents were killed as a result of the planes hitting the towers. It was an extremely emotional time and the fact that my sister was in the building next door to the towers made the attack a lot more close to the home” said senior Alyson Augerrebere.

 

As you can see no matter how old you were or where you were on September 11, you will always have the memory of what you saw, thought, heard, or felt. This is a day in American history where many loved ones were lost, and hearts were broken.

 

On behalf of the entire Lasso Online Staff, we would like to express our deepest condolences to those who lost their lives, and those who lost their loved ones, on September 11, 2001.

 

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By Megan Jenkins

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