#1067 | Tuesday, March 19th 2002
Before such an event happened i really never thought about how precious life is, I have never been a deeply religios person, but as i watched at home when the toweres fell my heart ache, husbands, wifes, children, grandchildren, generations of famniles lost. Yet I beleive to all those who are berived that your loved ones are never truely never dead because they remain in your memoreies, they now live in you. When you feel sad or angry they are standing with you, holding your hand, they will always be standing with you, they are not angry at how they left our world, they are simply at one with themselfs now, with God. They say, 'now as I lay you down to sleep, I pray the lord your soul to keep, and if I die before you wake, I pray the Lord your soul to take.'
Emma Miveld | 16 | United Kingdom

#1044 | Saturday, March 16th 2002
I was in my workshop, at my workbench in Yorkshire, in the UK, with the radio on. I was working on a setting for a piece of enamel. I sat for a few minutes listening in total horror to the broadcast. My thoughts went out to all the people I had met the previous January, when I came over on a 3 day visit. I had been a bit nervous of visiting New York, but found it so friendly.

I only hope that everyone who was so kind to me has found kindness now in others around them.

My heart goes out to you all.

L Glazzard | 45 | United Kingdom

#1038 | Friday, March 15th 2002
I live in England so when i woke up that day it was a normal day and my main worries where i've got to do my french homework. The day went fine. I sat in french with my homework and was talking to my friend, Jonny about him going on holiday next week to .. New York (which i think is a little strange) at 2pm (when it happened in UK time). I had my phone with me that day and my dad always texts me with any news on anything and just this one day i hadn't checked my phone and had gone to a maths revision class. There was nothing said, it was 3.25 and it had all happened at 2pm our time and no one knew anything at school. Then i met with my sister to walk home and she was talking to my dad on the phone saying that there had been bombings and that the radio was only given bulletins and he hadn't seen any pictures because he was at work. This may sound awful but i didn't know when he told me what the twin towers where. But when i got home i turned on the television and every single channel had the news and the first image i saw was New York covered in smoke. I dont remember the whole evening just me and my whole family watching television in disbelief. I didn't do any homework that night, no one did and no teacher the next day asked for it in, it wasn't important. Through the next couple of weeks it made me proud to be an english person because i'd seen a different side to every person i knew and i will never forget the way i felt that day.
Leanne | 16 | United Kingdom

#1021 | Thursday, March 14th 2002
I remember that day oh so well. I was coming home from school, and stopped in to a local shop to get a newspaper. I heard a man mention something about towers, for this was an hour or two after the original attack, but I took no notice. When I got home I didn't bother to turn on the TV because i had loads of homework, and as I was getting a drink my Mum came rushing in. Without saying anything she ran straight to the TV and turned it on.
"Haven't you heard?" she cried from the living room. I rushed in to see horrific, shocking scenes of the the second hit. I couldn't watch! Then in a further shock, I saw footage of the towers collapsing.
"World war 3 is on its way!" said my dad as he arrived home to open mouths and disbelieving eyes. I felt sick the rest of the night. I couldn't believe what was happening. I wasn't personally affected thank God but I prayed so hard for the innocent victims and their families. I still can't put into words how I felt and how I feel and I will never take family and friends for granted again. God Bless everyone who was touched by this and here's to a safer peaceful world!

Paul D | 14 | United Kingdom

#973 | Tuesday, March 12th 2002
I was in the car, listening to a CD when my friend called me to say that a plane had struck one of the WTC buildings. I've never been to New York but whenever you saw pictures on TV or in magazines, they were there, towering above the New York skyline. I watched on the news as they showed the moment the second plane hit over and over again but somehow my brain just couldn't process the images. It is the most horrific thing I have experienced in my lifetime. Even here in Scotland, thousands of miles away from New York, people have been affected by what happened that day. It just didn't seem real, it was like it was a movie or something. Even now when I see it on TV, it's still a shock. My heart goes out to all the families all over the World who were affected by the events that day.
Heather Campbell | 18 | United Kingdom

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