#2350 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
I was Sleeping Then My Dad Woke Me Up...
On T.V. I Noticed It Was The World Trade Center.... But Then It Was Time To Go School....

Anthony Yee | 15 | Hawaii

#2316 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
On September 11, 2002, when the tragedy had happened, I was sleeping. When I woke up and found out what had happened, it was strange. It was strange because all that had happened while I was sleeping. Then when I woke up, I find out that a lot had just happened while I was sleeping.
A year ago on September 11, 2002, my mom woke me up. I woke up for school around 7:45am like I did everyday for school last year. I put on my uniform and I heard my mom tell my older sister to watch something that was happening in New York that was showing on the news. When I was finished changing and washing up, I went to the living room and watched the news. I was confused because there was so much noise and so many things happening in the background while the reporter was talking. It looked like New York City was chaotic. My mom told me that terrorists had attacked and they crashed two planes into the World Trade Center. My mom said it was a very terrible thing to do. I was still confused because I did not know what a terrorist was and why they would be attacking us. When I got to school, our homeroom teacher talked about what had happened and explained further details. I was not confused anymore, but I was worried because I have relatives and friends that live in New York and New Jersey. So I hoped that they were safe. My uncle works for the FBI in New York City, so I was concerned about him too. Our teacher prayed with the whole class. Throughout the whole day, every teacher in every class discussed the tragedy, why it happened, our thoughts and what America was to do. When I got home, my dad turned on the news and the video of the tragedy and the story was playing over and over again. I called my uncle, aunt, and cousins in New Jersey and left a message telling them that I wanted to know how they were doing. My uncle called me back and told me everyone was fine. When I was instant messaging, I talked to my friend in New Jersey and asked her how she was doing and made sure she and all of our friends in New Jersey were okay. Everyone I know who lives in the east coast was okay. I was glad, but there were still the thousands of people who lost their lives in the World Trade Center and their families.

Elizabeth | 15 | California

#2286 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
I remember perfectly. I was in photography, next to my friend Kelly. A teacher came from across the hall and said, "Someone flew a plane into the Twin Towers." I just thought, "Yeah, right," because he was always coming into our class and joking around. Then my teacher turned on the TV and we were all in shock. We watched for a few minutes, then had to get back to making pinhole cameras. We turned it back on later and I remember everybody standing around the garbage can sanding the edges of their cardboard tubes and looking up at the TV. I went home and found my dad and brother sitting in front of the TV, showing the same images that had been there all day, but they were still hypnotic. I kept watching all day, terrified of getting new news. I think everybody can relate to that.
Sara Rosenberry | 15 | New York

#2277 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
I live in Cardiff, Wales UK.
I was sitting in my German class about 2 hours after the attacks but i didn't know anything about them waiting for my teacher to come back with some photocopies of worksheets but when she came back she seemed quite confused and said "There's some aeroplanes crashed into a skyscraper and i think maybe a second i don't know if anything else has happened but i seriously doubt it was an accident" As soon i got into the car to go home, i swithched the radio and sure enough, the greatest terrorist attacks had taken place and I heard all the dreadful details.
It's a day I'll never forget and my prayers are with those who lost a loved one.

Gethin Aled Jones | 15 | United Kingdom

#2273 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
On Sept 11th 2001,I was at school.I never found out about the events until I returned home. My mum and Dad had the Tv on and as soon as I got in they told me about it. At first,I wasn't really sure about it because I had never thought about terrorism. When I saw the footage of the planes going in2 the towers,I was shocked that anybody could do that. That night I went to my friends house and When I came home all other tv programmes had been cancelled and I watched the special news programmes.It was then I found out about the pentagon and Pennsylvania.I was really shocked and could not believe it.

On Sept 11 2002,I was off ill school with an eye infection and I watched the Live TV from New York.Now I am a year older I understand a bit better about what happened and feel more sadness towards the victims.I cried during a service 2day as it was so touching.

Chrissie Stevenson | 15 | United Kingdom

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