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September 11, 2001. A day no American will ever forget. It was a day that this nation realized that we as Americans are not invincible. We can be hurt. Planes flew into both the north and south towers of the world trade center. The towers collapsed killing thousands of people. This event has been not only terrifying, but it has also been insightful. In my English IV class, we read multiple articles that were published after 9/11. These articles gave us insight by looking into the historical significance as well as the memories of that terrible day.

Reading about 9/11 has been very insightful, because we have considered the historical significance of it. The article “Security vs. Freedom” shows a lot of the historical aspect of 9/11. It explains how before September 11, 2001, getting through the airport, or going on a plane ride was much easier than it is now. You used to be able to pretty much buy a ticket, and walk on the plane. You didn’t have to worry about bringing drinks, or medicine, or other personal things like that. You used to not get frisked just to travel. Now it is all different. Armed police officers and other high security are all over the airport. Now the way airports were before the attacks of September 11, 2001 is history. I personally can relate to this because I had been on a plane before 9/11 and have been on many plane rides since, and it is completely different. In my class we also read the article “The Real New York Giants”, which also showed the historical significance of 9/11. It talks about how the firefighters in New York lost friends, family and co-workers that day. They will always have a part of them missing now. It goes into details of how they went in after the buildings collapsed, trying to find their family and friends. This is insightful because it gives you a feel of how not only the firefighters felt, but America as a whole felt that day. It also shows the big impact this event had on the firefighters. It shows a big part...
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