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9/11 feelings

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Introduction

´╗┐September 11th, 2001. Just another morning at the station, right? Well, ya, it was, until around 8:45am when we got a call that changed everything. I was expected to go inside the North Tower of the World Trade Centre as it collapsed. Me? I can?t believe it. I don?t know what to say or what to feel. I think to myself ?I?m a member of the New York Fire Department; I have to do this no matter how hard it may be?. I think to myself, while we are on our journey there, that it will be okay. ...read more.

Middle

I am not ready for this. A 110 story building is burning, collapsing right in front of my eyes! I start running towards the North Tower, when I see a guy with a telescope aimed at the tower. That picture I know I will never forget. At about the 60-70th floor, people were hanging from windows trying to get air. Some were even holding onto the side of the building whilst waving a white t-shirt, to try to get some help, but failing. ...read more.

Conclusion

A plane just crashed into the South Tower. Right in front of my eyes. My two favourite buildings in all of America are collapsing and thousands of people are dying or going to die. That is when it hits me, the smell of burning bodies, the smoke going into my lungs rapidly and taking my breath away. And that?s when I realise, I have to do this. I have to save as many people as possible. No matter what happens to me; because I know, that this is not an accident. I close my eyes, say a prayer, look up, take a deep breath, and run into the North Tower. ...read more.

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