I am not American. Yet the sight of United Airlines Flight 175 crashing into the South Tower of the World Trade Centre in New York City is enough to literally render me speechless and draw a tear or two. Watching the purest act of evil to occur in my lifetime, even 8 years later, it is still difficult to articulate my thoughts and feelings about it.
“What was there when we woke up this morning is now gone.” This chilling statement by a news correspondent described the two fallen towers, but for many perhaps was far more symbolic of the lost hope following the attacks.
This act of pure hatred will be forever imprinted on the memory of so many people. It is not only that act of hatred, however, that will be forever immortalised but also the heroism and selflessness displayed by so many brave individuals and the collective strength of an entire city. It was in fact the 9/11 attacks that allowed me to realise the true meaning of the words bravery and heroism.
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