Friday, 09 December 2022
The Attack on America

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This blog was written by Pete Raumann from a hotel room in New York on September 16, 2001.

Like most Americans, I sat in front of my T.V. in complete denial that something like this could actually happen. I watched every update for days, and I needed to do something to help. So, I donated money. I tried giving blood, but the Red Cross told me to wait a week or so. I ran out to buy an American flag. But none were to be found anywhere.

"What more could I do?", I kept asking myself. I quickly realized that I simply do not have any skills that would be helpful. I felt useless. While watching the news Thursday night (9/13/2001), I saw a desperate plea for doctors, nurses, rescue, police, etc. But again, nothing I was skilled in. I started getting tired of watching T.V. Not because I was tired of the situation, I was tired of not being able to do anything to help. Which I believe I can say was a common feeling most Americans had.
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