#2514 | Saturday, September 14th 2002
I was 9 months pregnant. I was sleeping on a couch next to my mom. I dont know what time it was but i turned over and my mom said " a bomb went off at the world trade center" I looked at the TV and said. " no mom it looks as if a Plane hit it" Then seconds later a second one. I poped up and could not believe my eyes. I sat there feeling my baby move in my stomache and i swear i never felt so scared. I stayed up all night glued to the Tv and internet.

I would like to ad for all those people that can justify what happened on Sept that i will pray for you. For you need it.

Susan | 19 | Pennsylvania

#2503 | Friday, September 13th 2002
I was getting ready for work when my mom called me and wanted me to bring a camera to her at work. A teenage girl had pulled out infront of her school bus and she needed to take pictures of her bus. The planes hadn't hit yet. After hugging my mom and making sure she was alright I went to work. The radio had mentioned something about the World Trade Center but it was hard to hear because the radio is always turned down so low and in a hair salon theres always people talking. A lady walked in and was talking to my manager about it and I couldn't believe what I was hearing. It felt so unreal. One of the stylists went to her house and brought in a TV so we could watch the news. I'll never forget the feeling I had when I saw the planes hit the towers. I was scared, not for myself, but for all the people in and around the buildings. Then I looked outside checking the skies for planes. I felt so unsafe. It seemed like everyone was in shock for a long time after and all of the sudden it seemed like our country came together so strong, stronger than it has ever been. There has been so much patriotism since 9-11-01 and it just seems to grow. We are what makes this counrty, and we are what makes it stand. Nothing or no one will ever bring us down!
Casie | 19 | Michigan

#2494 | Friday, September 13th 2002
i was in my history of the modern era class. i walked into class, after barely rolling out of bed, and the professor said "you guys do know that the world trade center was bombed?". The class continued, and I walked out of the class, and saw footage of the towers. i just stood there in shock that this professor hadn't let us out of class or even told us what was going on.

Brooke | 19 | Pennsylvania

#2393 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
I remember that morning very clearly, like it happened yesterday. I had been awakened by the phone ringing, it was my cousin wondering if my mother was home. I remember being angry at her for waking me up from my deep sleep. I had decided to stay awake since it was already 8:30am and I had things to do that day. I went to the kitchen, made some pop tarts, sat on the couch and turned on Good Morning America. As I was
watching it they broke from their conversation to tell us that there was a small fire a the World Trade Center. I thought to myself, “Oh, well things happen like that,” and switched over to the Today Show. When I switched over they were showing pictures of the WTC and were saying that a plane had flown into it. At that moment I was overcome
with complete awe. I couldn’t believe that some plane could have just "mistakenly" crashed into that large tower. About five minutes later my dad walked in the house from work and I told him. He said he had heard on the radio, and then went to call some people
about a bill. As soon as he picked up the phone, he dropped it, as we both watched the second plane hit the other tower. I remember thinking “Oh my God, what is going on”, and dropped my food. I looked at my dad and he looked at me, We didn’t know what to do. We really
couldn’t do anything at that point. ~~

Later, when the broadcaster came over the television and announced that the Pentagon had been hit I went crazy. I started panicking and couldn’t breathe. I just couldn’t believe that such a terrible thing could happen here in America. My parents had always told me that we were so safe in this country, and that things like this could never happen here, but they did. I realized on that day that I will never be the same, that America will never be that same. I realized that we are not immune to anything that other places are not immune to, we all have the same level of protection in instances that we cannot control. ~~

I had been in New York five months to
the day before this attack happened. I think everyday about what I would have done if this disaster had occured during my stay there. I wonder if I would still be alive. ~~

I thank the Lord that I am safe everyday, and thank him for protecting me as best he could. I did become more religious that day. I prayed every night after that happened for a while and then just stopped. I think that I realized that I don’t have to pray all the time to be close to him, that as long as he’s in my head, I’ll be OK. ~~

This awful disaster was a wake up call for me. It made me take action, and to live life to the fullest. It gave me more strength, bravery, and more confidence in our officials. Those men and women were great heroes that day, and still are. It’s sad that if took something of this devastation to make all of us realize this. ~~

I will never forget September 11th. I watched the television for endless hours that day. I still see the images in my head, as clear as that day. I will always keep September 11th in my heart and my head. I will tell my future children of that awful day, and hope that they realize what it did to
this country. ~~

God Bless America! Never Forget!

Heather | 19 | Massachusetts

#2368 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
I was at school . it was b block. when it happened noone believed it. my class and I pretty much block the others from using the computers. That afternoon, I still couldn't believe it..
Sarah | 19 | Massachusetts

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