Wed. Nov 13th, 2019

Remembering 9-11 after a decade

Sept. 11, marks the 10-year anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Between the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Flight 93, close to 3,000 people died on that day. (www.nymagazine.com) Since that day our nation has suffered tremendous losses. The U.S. has been engaged in war from 26 days after the attacks until today; we have sustained more than 5,000 casualties from the war alone.

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This archived article was written by: Dave Adams

Sept. 11, marks the 10-year anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Between the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Flight 93, close to 3,000 people died on that day. (www.nymagazine.com) Since that day our nation has suffered tremendous losses. The U.S. has been engaged in war from 26 days after the attacks until today; we have sustained more than 5,000 casualties from the war alone.
It wasn’t until recently that the families of the 9-11 attacks were finally given justice for the loss of their loved ones. In May 2011, President Barrack Obama announced to the nation that the mastermind of the horrendous attacks was finally killed by the infamous Seal Team Six.
Country western artist, Allan Jackson asked the question best in his song, Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning? Looking back on this time of your life, can you still remember where you were, what you were doing or what you were thinking during the attacks?
“I woke up to my alarm clock going off around 6:30 a.m. and I heard President [George] Bush talking about this heinous act that had been done to our nation, right then I knew it couldn’t be good. It was weird seeing the towers down, I had been to the top of those buildings many times when I lived in New York City,” said Dr. Alex Herzog.
Most of the up-coming generation in school now, were too young to remember what was going on that day. One person that spoke out about this event, said that she remembers being mad at her parents; because her ninth birthday was a few days away and her parents were glued to the television to see what was going to get hit next.
Kike Murdock, a freshman from Minersville, Utah, studying wildlife management, was in the third grade when he came to school in the Sept. 11, marks the 10-year anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Between the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Flight 93, close to 3,000 people died on that day. (www.nymagazine.com) Since that day our nation has suffered tremendous losses. The U.S. has been engaged in war from 26 days after the attacks until today; we have sustained more than 5,000 casualties from the war alone.
It wasn’t until recently that the families of the 9-11 attacks were finally given justice for the loss of their loved ones. In May 2011, President Barrack Obama announced to the nation that the mastermind of the horrendous attacks was finally killed by the infamous Seal Team Six.
Country western artist, Allan Jackson asked the question best in his song, Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning? Looking back on this time of your life, can you still remember where you were, what you were doing or what you were thinking during the attacks?
“I woke up to my alarm clock going off around 6:30 a.m. and I heard President [George] Bush talking about this heinous act that had been done to our nation, right then I knew it couldn’t be good. It was weird seeing the towers down, I had been to the top of those buildings many times when I lived in New York City,” said Dr. Alex Herzog.
Most of the up-coming generation in school now, were too young to remember what was going on that day. One person that spoke out about this event, said that she remembers being mad at her parents; because her ninth birthday was a few days away and her parents were glued to the television to see what was going to get hit next.
Kike Murdock, a freshman from Minersville, Utah, studying wildlife management, was in the third grade when he came to school in the room. “I had no clue what was going on; I had heard of the Twin Towers but didn’t really know what had happened. Next thing I knew we were being sent home because of this horrible tragedy,” he explained.
The day 9-11 will be burned like a hot branding iron into my brain. My life took a significant turn on that day that I will never forget.
I served in the U.S. Army for nearly 10 years and was stationed at Ft Hood, Texas. Lying in bed that morning not feeling well; I heard over the radio that the nation was under attack. Immediately I went to work only to find my unit was issuing weapons and the commander shouting out orders of what to do.
Mass chaos is the only way to describe what was going on. We were not prepared for such an attack on our own soil. Instantly a base of 300,000 soldiers and workers came to a halt and was locked down; no one in, no one out. From that point I was on standby for the next year. Since then I served three tours in the Middle-East fighting for peace and democracy.
The Eagle was in full production mode on the Tuesday of 9/11. Front page was laid out and ready to go to press when staffers first heard about Twin Towers. The paper was still being printed in black and white when a photo of the Towers collapsing came across the news wire. The layout staff frantically redesigned the front page and watched as the events continued to unfold. Rarely does The Eagle contain national material, but the staff wrote a story about the attack in New York Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. It’s adviser, Susan Polster, remembers the somberness of the staff that day as more details were given. Everyone kept watching the Internet updates in disbelief.
After 10 years, the nation should never forget September 11, 2001.

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