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➸ My memories of 9/11

Montag, 12. September 2016

I can’t believe it has already been 15 years. I remember the 11th September 2001 so bright and clear. It was my first day in high school, a pretty exciting day for my 10-year-old me. In the evening - we were about to have dinner - when a family friend came over and just mumbled with a pale face that we had to turn on the TV. There we stood in our living room, starring at our tube TV. I still get goose bumps when I remember this situation. I had never seen my parents speechless and scared like this before. I didn’t understand the whole situation, but knew something was terribly wrong.

In the year 2011 I’ve set _ foot in the City for the first time and visited - among other sights - Ground Zero. At this time there was no new skyscraper yet, just a lot of excavators and bulldozers. I felt the sadness and the hole which was left behind in this place, even I never had the chance to see the Twin Towers in real life. It just was not literally a hole in the island, it was and still is a big hole in its soul.

Since then I’ve kind of seen the One World Centre growing up. It went from a _hole to a little building to a huge new monument. Next time I am back in Manhattan I will definitely go up the One World Trade Centre and check out the view. 

Maybe the hole was covered, but it will always be the darkest day in Manhattan’s history. Let's remember the ones who lost their lives and try to have an even more positive attitude. Maybe we can change some of the hate to something positive and nice :).  
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