By Melissa Luna
BRISTOL, Connecticut — (September 11, 2001) I found out about the bombing at school and I was shocked and scared beyond belief.
I pray that everyone who lost a loved one is consoled and I also pray that our leaders make the right decisions!
I hope that our president thinks of the people who would get hurt if we went to war and that he doesn’t think of this as a “macho contest.”
I hope they act with the responsibility and dignity that we gave them when we elected them as our leaders.
I again hope that we can console each other through this really rough time.
I am only 16 years old and yet I think that I can make more mature decisions than some of our leaders.
I just hope that President Bush thinks of everyone and not just his already guaranteed safety!
I hope that this turmoil ends here….
This piece from Youth Journalism International’s archives was originally published on Sept. 11, 2001.