On September 11th 2001, I remember I was writing a dissertation and studying for a test. All of the sudden in the earlier hours of the afternoon, I was hammered with a ton of phone calls from family and friends, including those that lived in New York. Everyone proceeded to ask me about the news and insisted that I turn on the television. I was in utter shock when I saw what happened.
One of my friends who happened to work a few blocks away said she saw the people from a distance running down the stairs and a few actually jumped out of the windows, in effort to escape. Another friend saw the same thing exact thing. Very disturbing.
This is a tragedy that will affect a lot of people forever. It has manifested in war and even hate towards certain religions and groups of people. As an Iranian American woman I can honestly say that this radical yet horrible tribulation has affected me highly.
On that day, 4 days after May, this is all I have to say... Let's remember 9-11-01. My prayers go out to those who are still suffering from what happened on this day. RIP to the victims.
WTC Site. According to several workers, it is expected to be completed in early April 2013.