The tragedy of 9/11

Madison Cook

This past weekend was the 15th anniversary of 9/11. This tragedy was an act of terrorism, in fact it was the worst act of terrorism on american soil.


On September 11, 2001, at 8:45 a.m. on a clear Tuesday morning, an American Airlines Boeing 767 crashed into the north tower of the world trade center in New york City.


“It was absolutely terrible, I know I wasn’t alive but I feel like I can feel their pain you know?” says 7th grader Kimani Cain.


18 minutes after the first plane hit Airlines Flight 175–appeared out of the sky, turned sharply toward the World Trade Center and sliced into the south tower near the 60th floor. A big cloud of gray smoke appeared in the air and debris started to fall, people started running for their lives.


The attackers were Islamic terrorists from Saudi Arabia and several other Arab nations. As millions watched the events unfolding in New York, American Airlines Flight 77 circled over downtown Washington, D.C., and slammed into the west side of the Pentagon military headquarters at 9:45 a.m. And the last plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania.


“So many people lost their lives that day, it’s tragic. I’m so glad that none of my family members were a part of it.” says 7th grader Kenedi Johnson.
It was a very sad day, and so many families lost their loved ones. We will always remember.