The Destruction of 9/11


Warwick Brodzik, Reporter

It was September 11th, 2001, a date we will never forget. It was one of the most destructive days in American history, where more than 3,000 people died horrible deaths, and thousands of others were injured. Air travel changed forever that day when a group of terrorists flew several airplanes into American buildings.
On that day my father was 34 while my mom was 20, they were married and living in Plymouth, Michigan raising two kids together. Dad was at work doing engineering and was watching the tv as the two planes hit the towers. When the second plane hit the second tower he knew right away it was a terrorist attack. His first thought was to call my mom which he did. When my mom answered he shouted into the phone, “The Twin Towers are under attack!” At that time she worked at Superior Controls, in Plymouth and immediately my mom felt very scared. She no longer felt safe and she worried about her two children at school. When she tried to pick them up the school told her she could not because they wanted to wait until they knew that no planes were going to attack locations in Michigan.
It didn’t matter that my mom couldn’t pick up the kids anyway because her boss told her she could not leave. So my mom went back to her work area and started to watch the news to learn more about what happened. She stated that she felt sick to her stomach all day and it felt like it took forever to be with her family again. At the end of the day, my Mom went and picked up my brother and sister.
When they got home they all went into the living room and discussed what happened. My Dad told them, “A famous place in a State called New York was destroyed because bad people hijacked planes and flew them into buildings all over the country.” The kids asked a lot of questions about what everything meant but overall both my mom and dad felt so much better just being next to each other, knowing they were all safe. They told me they will always remember what they were doing on 9/11 and how they felt.