Michelle Obama Recalls Uncertainty and Anxiety She Experienced on 9/11 with Sasha and Malia

Michelle Obama Recalls Uncertainty and Anxiety She Experienced on 9/11 with Sasha and Malia

  • In the September 11 attack, also called 9/11, terrorists hijacked four and crashed two planes into the World Trade Centre in New York City
  • The attack, which claimed the lives of over 3 000 people, was allegedly orchestrated by Osama Bin Laden
  • Michelle Obama said she had spent the day with her girls, Malia Obama and Sasha Obama, in Chicago on the morning of the attack

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Michelle Obama has recounted events on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, when the United States of America (USA) suffered what is now considered the deadliest terrorist attack in human history.

44th USA president Barack Obama and his family. Photo: Michelle Obama.
44th USA president Barack Obama, his wife Michelle Obama and their daughters. Photo: Michelle Obama.
Source: Instagram

Commonly referred to as 9/11, terrorists hijacked four and crashed two commercial planes into the World Trade Centre in New York City. The attack, which claimed the lives of over 3 000 people, was allegedly orchestrated by the late Islamic terrorist group, Al Qaeda's leader, Osama Bin Laden.

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Dropping daughter at school

On the morning of that day, Barack Obama's wife Michelle said she had spent time with their girls, Malia Obama and Sasha Obama, in Chicago. The American attorney said it was Malia's first day at nursery school and she had just dropped her.

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"It was Malia’s first day of nursery school - I remember taking her photo, dropping her off for the very first time and feeling those pangs of separation from my baby," said Michelle.

Later, the celebrated author said she buckled Sasha, her newborn at that time, into her car seat and while she was driving back home, she heard the news of the attack on the radio.

"Uncertainty and anxiety set in almost immediately. What was happening? Had the world just changed? What kind of future were our girls going to enter?" she posed.

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While remembering the attack through Instagram on Saturday, September 11, 2021, Michelle condoled with the families that lost their loved ones in the tragedy. She implored her followers to make sure they honour all those attack memories by displaying acts of kindness, compassion, courage and resilience.

"They are the values that lifted us up 20 years ago. And I hope they can guide us all, not just on an anniversary like this, but every single day," she added.

Malia's birthday

On Sunday, July 4, Obama and his wife Michelle celebrated their eldest daughter Malia as she turned 23 years old.

The two went on social media sharing lovely throwback snaps with beautiful messages to honour their young lady, who to them will always be their little girl.

Barack shared a photo of him enjoying a nice daddy-daughter moment with a very young Malia with a huge smile on his face.

Source: Briefly.co.za

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