#2432 | Thursday, September 12th 2002
I was actually sitting in my hairdressers on the afternoon of September 11 2001 when a woman came in and said she had heard on her car radio that a plane had hit the Twin Towers in New York. I presumed it was a small bi-plane that had had an accident. When I returned home an hour later and saw my husband's face as he was watching the news on TV, I knew something awful had happened. The children soon came home from school and joined us in disbelief at what they were seeing on the screen. We sat there for hours just watching, crying, not able to comprehend how 'humans' could do this to other humans. I did not lose a loved one in this tragedy - but I feel as though I have. We will never forget.
Sue Hay | 41 | United Kingdom

#2428 | Thursday, September 12th 2002
Sitting having a drink on my holiday balcony in Tenerife.
The person on the next balcony shouted to me what had happened.
We hired a T.V.and were glued to CNN News for hours,quite frankly not believing what we were seeing.It was like watching a film.
Our elder son had been in N.Y. a week previous from Scotland and he had shown us photo`s of the Towers.

Alastair Duncan | 62 | United Kingdom

#2420 | Thursday, September 12th 2002
My baby daughter was just 4 days old when this awful event happended. It was to unreal to believe when I sat and watched her sleeping so peacfully and these events were happening on television in front of me.

My heart goes out to the people who died and to their families and friends and colleagues. They didn't deserve this and nor did America and the other countries that suffered. I still can't believe it happened, even now, a year on. Life must go on though for the sake of these young children who are still to young to know what happened. All we can do is hope that these children never ever see anything like this again.

Anita | 27 | United Kingdom

#2417 | Thursday, September 12th 2002
At the time of the First Plane hitting the world trade center i was boarding a plane headed for Spain. As the second plane hit we were ready for take off!!
Victoria Simms | 18 | United Kingdom

#2379 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
I remember september 11th 2001 like it was yesterday. A day I will remember all my life.

I had just finished eating my lunch when the BBC news flash came on British TV, minutes after the first plane hit, and was glued to the TV for the rest of my lunch hour. I just couldn't beleive what I was seeing.

Immediately my heart went out to all those who were at that moment suffering, and those who were about to learn they had lost a loved one in what seemed to be a tragic accident. Little did we all know at that moment the horrors that were still to come.

When I returned to work, my collegues were all unaware of what was happening and didn't beleive what I was telling them until we turned on the radio.
Today, one year on, my heart goes out to all those who have lost loved ones in the tragedy and to all those who are living with memories of escaping from the towers themselves.

I'm currently hoping to join the police force here in the UK and I pray to God I never have to experience anything as horrific as what happened a year ago today.

I find it sickening that today the Pope prayed for forgiveness of those responsible for the attack. They should never be forgiven for the pain they have caused to so many innocent people. I've heard people say they should be left to live with what they have done, the pain they have caused, but I'm certain they will never show any remorse. No punishment on this earth will ever be adequate.

Let us never forget those who lost their lives in this tragic event, and continue to thank all those who gave their lives, time, love and effort in the weeks following September 11th 2001.

Louise Scott | 21 | United Kingdom

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