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Essays by KT


Affirming Diversity
Which Way Home
Mis experiencias con español
La figura de la madre
La redención
Manifestations of the Divine Brahma
The Six Models of the Church
Affirmative Action
A Friend Is
A persuadir
Aprovecha el día
Armas de fuego
Asperger's Disorder
ASDs: Autism
Black Friday
Book Intro
Big Boys Dont Cry?
Cancion del pirata
Cell Phones
Cathedral Within
Change the World
Child Care
Civil Society
Christian Family
Organ Donation
Deanne Bray
Drug Testing
Faith in Narnia
Fast Food?
Guns and Games
Grenz Review
The Odyssey
I Am
Jesus the Christ
Keep the Laws!
La ciencia
La inmigración
Louis Braille
Marriage Reflection
Mi lugar de refugio
My Life (Erikson)
My Special Place
Reflection -Marriage
Romance sonámbulo
Public-service values
Semana Santa
Spe Salvi
Teen Suicide
Un Santo legendario
Better World
The Four Loves
"Jesus Freak" Picture
Mona Lupe
Mother of Jesus
Holy Eucharist
Religión en Niebla
The U.S. Economy
Todo es regalo
Trip to NY ...
True Friends
Una lección
Unlikeliest Friends
Santo legendario
Vs. and Verses
What's the Diff?
Walsh Review
Means to be Human
Million dollars

September 11th, 2004
Newspaper Article
Criminal Justice

            September 11th, 2001:  a normal, sunny, 80-degree day.  It had been a slow week for one of the many fire departments in New York City.  There’s a superstition with firefighters that if you don’t receive any major calls for a while then something big is bound to happen… but nobody expected something as horrible as 9/11.  Minutes after receiving a call for a gas leak, they saw smoke coming out of one of the twin towers.  Chief Pfieffer was the first to call it in.  At 8:46, September 11th was no longer a normal day.  Firefighters rushed to the smoking tower soon followed by police and ambulance.  They went into the tower and questioned people.  The damage was somewhere above the 78th floor and flaming jet fuel had shot down the elevators, meaning they would have to use the stairs. Debris started falling and looks of wonder and surprise turned to fear and panic.  A plane was hijacked by terrorists and had been flown into the first tower.  People quickly fled from the terrorist attack.  Minutes later, another plane flew into the second tower and there were rumors of a third plane coming.  People were told not to leave the lobby because of falling debris and people.  Police searched frantically for people who might’ve been in an elevator at the time of the attack but anyone who was, was trapped there now and had no idea what was going on.  Everyone did as much as they could with the situations they were in but years of training could not prepare anyone for what was happening on September 11th, 2001.  Words cannot describe what happened on this day, whether you were there or not… but jumping out of a window from 600 feet was the choice of hundreds of people.  On a nice sunny day that seemed to be no different from any other, the biggest terrorist attack on American soil happened and America will never be the same.

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