Oh no, do not feel the world was against you! In Brasov, the people were crying and hugging and lighting candles and praying on our knees. We were sad and very angry. A chant went up. It was the loosely translated: "Kill those perpetrators!" Papa and I were there, and we cried, we prayed, and we lit our candles and we chanted.
Yes, I was 9 years old. Papa took me to the gathering. He said I needed to be a part of this. We had seen the TV and we were heartbroken.
We were with America. We were hurting of this. I do know that our Romanian government did send its condolences to America and the offer of help or aid to the families and victims of this atrocity. Your President George W. Bush accepted our condolences but declined any of the aid. He dispatched a message to our government stating his gratefulness, but to save any monetary aid we would give. He implied that we would need it if we were to come under attack from these radicals.
I shall never forget. It is odd I posted the song on 9/11. Let the song be our beacon to the world.
Please don't let the light go out! I love my new country!