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09/13/2001 Entry: "Twin Towers"

A sad day indeed. Today we saw the effects from yesterdays attack on America. The Twin towers of the World Trade Centre were both hit by aeroplanes that were flown straight into the buildings. The Pentagon was also targetted by another plane, and another that went down in Pensilvania. All the planes were hijacked and everyone on the passenger planes were killed. From around 2pm yesterday I watched the images being shown on television, in disbelief. I didn't get any work done, and found myself watching for around 4 hours. What I saw was unbelievable. At the moment there have been estimates of around 800 killed at the Pentagon, and an unknown number in Manhatton, although the media are suggesting that there may be as many as 20,000 people. I can't even comprehend that number of people dying from one event. It is a very tragic day.

I think what gets me most is the fact that there are going to be many thousands of people in America, and around the world, who will have lost family members, close friends, or someone they knew or worked with. As far as I know, no-one that I knew was involved, however a couple of magicians were close to being at the scene. I am thankful that they weren't killed or injured.

I have been a father for just over 9 months now, and an uncle for around 6 weeks, and I have no idea what it would be like to lose a member of my family. I would be devastated. It is something that I am finding very hard to imagine. On behalf of the Drayson and Anderton family, I would like to tell all those involved with this tragedy, that our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, at this, their time of need, and with the rescuers who are working to alleviate the suffering. I have no idea what they must be going through.



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