September 11 Digital Archive






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TomPaine Story: Story

September 11, 2001 was a tragic event that will
remain in the minds and hearts of many for various
reasons. Our nation to this day is still in shock on
how the so-called most dominant country in the world
could receive a blow of this magnitude. After this
catastrophic event took place, our government seemed
to be at a stand still for a long period of time. It
was like as if they were just as surprised as the
American people. After things seem to clear up, that
is when our so-called invincible government began to
take action. Now all of a sudden our leaders are
placing an abundant amount of attention towards
national security, when they should have been doing
that in the first place. I feel that it took something
like a terrorists attack to knock the United States
off of it s high horse and for our democracy to begin
to notice that maybe we are not as feared as we
thought we were.
On the other hand, the people of this great nation
found a way to unite and function as one even when our
government seemed to have no answers for what was
going on. When I opened my eyes all I could see was
unity among the American people and this was just
about the only thing that seemed to benefit our
country because before this the people of this nation
seemed to be only about themselves. Im not going to
say that Im glad September 11, 2001 took place but,
to be optimistic I must say that it has gathered the
people along with myself to notice that without each
other this country can no longer be as prosperous as
it has ever been.


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