September 11th (Superman) Letter


April, 2002

Dear Engine 7, Ladder 1,

I am 12 years old and I am in 7th grade. If I was in your situation I wouldn't have known what to do. I probably would have went to the Towers and stayed in there to try and help people get out. When the second tower collapsed I would have definitely ran. I admire all the firemen who risked their lives for complete strangers not knowing if they would live or die.

When I first heard about what happened on September 11th, 2001 I had no idea it was such a big deal. I knew nothing about the Twin Towers. I didn't even know what they were before that day. I was in school while it happened. One of the teachers told the class and I thought it was just a plane crash. After I started watching it on the news, I started to realize how big of a deal it really was, and still is. Whenever someone starts to talk about it I almost feel like I want to cry.

All of the firemen have taught me so much. For example, it takes more to being a hero than just saving the day. If you do save someone's life, you shouldn't go around and brag about it. All of the firemen who risked their lives are heroes to me.

The documentary 9/11 was so sad and disturbing. I cried my eyes out when I watched it at my house. I don't know how you guys all made it out alive. I'd call it a miracle. I am now really afraid of flying and I hope I never will have to. I just want to thank all of you so much. I can't tell you how thankful I am.



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