Emotional Responses In The United States During The 9/11 Attacks

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The events that took place on 9/11 were extremely tragic. The people that were directly involved will have memories of that day forever. Wether we were there that day or not 9/11 has impacted us. Everyone has their own way of reacting to tragedy, but there are comparisons between the reactions of the individuals that lived in New York versus the people that do not. Comparisons that can be made dealing with the reactions of Individuals inside and outside of New York during the 9/11 attacks are, the concern for individuals, emotional responses, and disbelief. When one thinks of 9/11 there are memories of the twin towers and the pentagon, which is sometimes overlooked. There is thought of the lost lives because of the attacks including the …show more content…
The biggest emotion that one would have on that day would have been fear. Once individuals found out it was a terrorist attack many thought the attacks were not over. Even Americans not in New York were in fear that their city was next. Also many felt sorry for America even in other countries like Australia were crying and saddened by your great tragedy that happened in America (“email686.xml,” September 11 Digital Archive, September 11). Some individuals had a lot of trouble dealing with these attacks. One New Yorker watched in horror as she watched her city fall on television on TV in another state. This gave her nightmares where she would wake up screaming. She couldn 't stop thinking about the individuals that jumped or the ones who never got to say goodbye. (“email172.xml,” September 11 Digital Archive, September …show more content…
One individual talked about she wanted it to just be a hoax or a nightmare. When told something was going to happen by the FBI she was still in denial (“email458.xml,” September 11 Digital Archive, September 11). Some individuals that were in New York when it happened were so shocked they couldn 't even believe it, even when they saw with their own eyes. (“email24.xml,” September 11 Digital Archive, September 11-13). The attacks that took place on 9/11 will be remembered forever. The reactions discussed prove that people outside and inside New York had similar reactions to the attacks. Individuals old enough to remember this day will have it ingrained in their memory for the rest of their life. A tragedy like 9/11 is unforgettable. In conclusion the attacks only made us stronger as a nation. 9/11 is no longer another date on the calendar it 's a symbol that proves that no matter what happens to us, America will stand

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