#1905 | Tuesday, September 10th 2002
I remember I was at work and one of my co-workers announced that someone had crashed into one of the towers. At first everyone thought it was an accident, but when it was announced that another plane struck everyone was pretty much in shock. I remember thinking that if there was any time that we all needed to pray to GOD it was on that day.
I pray that the Lord will give strength to those who are weak, courage to those who have fear and peace to those who have lost someone.
Yvette D. Mitchell, Orange, NJ, USA

Yvette D. Mitchell | 33 | New Jersey

#1863 | Monday, September 9th 2002
I was at work, my second day at my new job. I was reading the employee manual in the breakroom when one of the operators ran in, saying, "Turn on the television. A plane just hit the World Trade Center." At first I didn't comprehend what he had said, but when he turned on the television, one of the towers had just been hit. As other co-workers gathered around, trying to understand what had happened, the second tower was struck, and later, their collapse. I tried to keep my composure-I felt stunned, in a daze for the rest of the day. The rest of the week was a blur. I couldn't stop watching the news. I couldn't stop feeling angry and betrayed. And I couldn't stop crying. It's nearing a year now, and I still get emotional. I will never forget that day, and our loss.
Chanda Clark | 33 | North Carolina

#1861 | Monday, September 9th 2002
I was driving to work when I heard on the radio that the first WTC tower had been hit by a plane. I turned to my local news station, where there was more reports & theories. Suddenly, the reports came in that a second plane had hit the second tower! My sister was supposed to leave for NYC that morning to visit friends & relatives.

I immediately called my mom (who's also a travel agent) & made some comment that my sister wouldn't be flying today, when I heard on the radio the tower had fallen. "Oh my G-d!" I said to my mom. "The Twin Tower just fell!" My mom's news station must have been delayed because my mom didn't believe me.
"What are you talking about? They're still standing!" I told my mom what I heard when suddenly I heard my mom scream herself the same words I just expressed 30 seconds before. We both said nothing for about the next 20 seconds while I listened to my radio & my mom watched the TV.

I went into work, where everyone was glued to the TV, radio, websites...whatever media we could get...I work in a building where I'm isolated from the outside world when working. My husband was calling me on my cell phon every 15-20 minutes to see how I was doing (I'm originally from NYC), my family, & my relatives in NYC itself.

People say they never forget where they were when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon or Kennedy was shot...I believe this event will surpass either of the previous events...there's more media coverage, more sensationalism, & more devestation.

Jodi | 33 | California

#1786 | Sunday, September 8th 2002
I arrived in Chicago late in the afternoon of September 10, 2001 after a very long flight from Australia via Los Angeles. I was there for a week's holiday, staying with my friend Larry somewhere near Logan Square.

I woke up on the morning of September 11, still jetlagged, but awake enough to want to know what was happening in the world. I turned on his television a flipped over to the news, which was most out of character for me because I don't like the sensationalistic style of American news.

BANG! A plane flew into a building. "Larry, come here! Larry!" I was in total disbelief. For the next few hours we sat watching the television, numb and very scared. We watched a cataclysm unfold that made the best Hollywood films look amateur.

I wanted to be back home in Australia but I was glad I was with Larry, my net buddy, who very quickly became one of my best friends.

That week was an emotional rollercoaster for me for many reasons. I had to avoid watching the television because I would break out in tears everytime I saw footage of the devastation and tragedy.

September 11 is a day that will live with me forever.


Michael Barnett | 33 | Australia

#1726 | Saturday, September 7th 2002
On 9-11-01 I was in my truck on my way to make a freight pick-up in Michigan City, In. I had a friend riding with me. At the first news report came over the radio, I woke him up from the sleeper. We were in shock. our first thoughts were of our families and friends in Chicago. We were extremely worried. (Thank God for cell phones.)

Our next thoughts were self-centered. My friend, Albert, was on his first trip in the truck with me. we both thought that Chicago would be the next target. We felt that God had put him and I in the truck that day to save us from tragedy. All we could do was pray. That was the most quiet ride ever. we were glued to both radios(stereo and c.b.).

I prayed more that day than i have ever prayed in my life.

Did I mention that Albert is a street gang member? It proves that all of America came together that day!!

michelle | 33 | Illinois

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