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Zwnoyah Ware: A personal reflection of 9/11

9 September 2011 18 Comments

Photo taken by Savannah Watson

We wave our flag – red, white and blue – just to remember you.  The date was Sept. 11, 2001, It is  inscribed in our hearts and minds. On Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, Leon High School went back in time to remember the ones left behind.

I recall on the day of 9-11 my uncle had a meeting at the Pentagon at 9 a.m. and at 9:43 a.m. American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon. I was only seven years old. However, the feeling of losing my uncle, I will never forget. I sat there and cried until the reassuring call came in. Thankfully, he was late to the meeting and was standing outside of the pentagon.

There are many stories like mine. Allison Halpin, the principal’s administrative assistant said, “ It sticks fresh in my mind every day… I feel honor and patriotic for those people.”

It’s hard to forget that day when so many lives were lost. Some people never really know what they have until it’s gone.

Paige Twyman, the curriculum secretary at Leon High School, was a flight attendant for US Airlines, but didn’t got to work on September 11, 2001. “I think it’s great that we remember and that the students are getting involved to make sure everyone remembers. I don’t think that we should ever forget.”

And as she recalled, “I have friends whose wives or husbands were actually piloting or flight attendants’ that went down in Pennsylvania and that hit the pentagon.” You realize that no one ever truly forgets.


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  • Sabrina Ware said:

    Well Written, I Like.

  • Bria said:

    yu did very well great intro, and keep up the good wrk

  • NellyEffinBaybehh said:

    omgg zeezee soooo gooood.!!im so proud of you.!! love you chile.! <333 :))))

  • Yu Liu said:

    Zoey Good job i like that. im proud of ya even though you left me haha
    your writing skills are great!

  • Mary Roland said:

    Zoe, congratulations on your 1st article, job well done. This is just the beginning of your writing milestones. Keep up the good work – I will stay tuned for the next article. Love Ya Auntie Mary Ann – Washington DC

  • Deedra Baker said:

    Yes, that is a day that we will never forget. Great article, I applaud.

  • Savannah Watson said:

    So great! Now can I get some photo credit?

  • Nathaniel James said:

    I think this is a very well written article. This article also conveys a lot of my thoughts I myself am from NYC and a NCO in the US Air Force. And that is a day that I will never forget.

  • NIN said:

    absolutely great article..In my profession the red represents the blood shed, the blue represents the veins, and the white represents the bandages that cover the wounds….so looking at the flag hanging on the front of leon High school, allows me to be able to relate in a way that you will never know. Zwnoyah I thank you for reminding us about the importance of reflecting, and you should know that this article truly touches the heart of it’s readers. oh yes, Savannah the picture is a awesome touch as well because it paints a visual for us.

  • Jonathan Martin-Gilliam said:

    Moving and sweet, I can only imagine the pain some people go through each every 9/11. May God bless them, and God bless you and yours.

  • Alex Santiago said:

    Great article Zoe.

  • Jessica said:

    Great Article!

  • Leanna McAlpin said:

    I really liked this article. It was well written and you can tell the writer really meant what she said.

  • ... said:

    Good article, heartfelt and well written.

  • Brianne said:

    This is a great article and hopefully there will be many more fantastic articles like this to remember our lost loved ones on September 11. Well written and good job.

  • gee gee said:

    cool beans girly goooodd job!!!

  • Radiance abdelkader said:

    Wow. Seriously well written article. Miss Ware is definitely one to watch out for in the upcoming in the months ahead :). I would definitely look forward to reading more…

  • Angela said:

    well done cuzzo you sound just like a professional journalist i felt like i was reading the New York times keep up the good work