America as a Melting Pot
According to Webster’s New World Dictionary, a melting pot is defined as, “a country, etc. in which people of various nationalities and races are assimilated. One of the best examples of America coming together as a melting pot was 9/11. We can all remember watching the haunting images on television of the panic as the attacks took place. How many times did we watch the planes flown by mad men straight on into the sides of Tower One and Tower Two? Tragically, most of us in this area had a very personal connection to the loss of that day. On 9/11/01 I was a student at Marine Park Junior High in Brooklyn, New York. It was a normal day with gorgeous weather. My class was getting ready to go over our Reading homework when our principal came on the loud speaker and said that a plane hit one of The Twin Towers. I saw on this day not only tragedy but also hope when people came together to help one another no matter what race or gender they were. 9/11 was the first time that I saw America as a melting pot because many different people came together to help my family and I.
I could see the confusion on my teachers face when she heard the news. We put on the television to watch what was happening in New York City. My whole class was frantic trying to get in touch with parents and loved ones. One boy in my class let anyone that needs to call someone uses his cell phone. However we could not get in touch with anyone. We were going to try go along with they day as normal as possible until we found out that the other tower was hit. One of the girls in my class started to cry. Her mom and dad worked in the Twin Towers and she had no idea if they were okay. Everyone in the class confects her and told her that everything would be okay. I was also very upset because my aunt worked in the Towers and I wanted to know if she was okay. My friend came up to me gave me a big hug and said it is going to be okay she is going to be fine....