#2141 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
I was at college, it was only my second day. I first heard about the attacks on the radio on the bus whilst going home. I didn't believe it at first but when i got home i asked my mum what had happened and she turned over the TV. I honestly couldn't believe it. I still don't think that it has fully sunk in to this day.
Lisa Johnson | 17 | United Kingdom

#2111 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
i was in college when this happened but i did not know about it until i got home several hours later when my dad told me about it. He then showed me it on the television.Icouldn't believe my eyes and continued to watch it threw out the whole night, it will stick with me for the rest of my life. I was so distraught by it i felt for the people in New York. God Blessxx
leighanne tippins | 17 | United Kingdom

#2085 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
I was sitting in my grade eleven biology class, doing our first lab experiment, something about blood slides under the microscope. Our headmistress, Ms. Little came over the P.A. “girls, I am sad to report that-” the connection cut out. Then again, a few seconds later, she told us that there had been a terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. I was shocked, almost un-believing. She told the teachers that they could turn on the news if there was a television in the classroom. There wasn’t a TV, but at my school we all work on laptops. I tried CNN.com, then ABC news, NBC, CBS, all the sites were bogged down with too much traffic, I couldn’t get through. Finally I connected to the Yahoo news site, and was shocked to see the video stream of the plane flying into the first tower. I was terrified.
Angela Cummings | 17 | Canada

#2024 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
It was around 4.00pm (10.00am NY time)
I was at a friends house, getting a copy of Max Payne.

A friend of ours called me on my cellphone and told me to get to the nearest television set, because there had been some events that he didn't have time to explain (he needed to call more people).

So we went up into the livingroom, kicked my friends younger brother away from the TV set and switched to a newschannel just in time to see the second plane crash.

I couldn't believe what I was seeing...
After seeing the clips a couple of time, letting the news sink in, I started calling friends and family, telling them to turn on their TVs.

My heart goes out to everyone who lost someone they loved on 9/11-01

Kristoffer Bergersen | 17 | Norway

#2002 | Tuesday, September 10th 2002
Where was I on September 11th... a place that involves the future of America. I was at my high school, Ironwood in Glendale, Arizona. I got to school and my friend came up to me and said did you hear what happened, and I had no idea. When I heard about it, I had no idea how big it actually was. So I went to first hour and watched the building , I was honestly naive at that moment. Then I went to 2nd hour, and the horror began to drift over me as I watched this horrible act unfold. I almost cried in second hour, but the severity still hadn't sunken in quite yet. My heart mind and soul were in a state of shock, misunderstanding, and complete and total just "what... how... when...why????????". You can't explainexactly how it felt when those chills ran through your body, shaking your soul with all the might of the world. As I walked into 3rd period, a wave flew over me of just complete and total, "Oh My Dear Lord Please Bless All Those In Need, Please Lord this CANNOT be happening". My teacher then announced that she had a brother in law who works there and called her, and then the phone went dead. So she was fighting more for her composure than anyone in the room. As I stared at the television, my heart sunk as a man's voice was heard on the news(he called into the t.v. station). He was so completely shaken, he said that he was watching people jumping out of the building, and that he thought about 6, 000 people were going to die. My whole body was gone and I lost all my composure, the tears began to pour down my face. All the kids in my class just stopped talking and looked at me... I was balling, and I went to the back of the room, where my teacher asked me if I was okay. I simply told her that what was happening was just aweful, and I was overwhelmed. I just cried and cried for hours, and hours. I watched the tv waiting for a body to be found, for someone, just someone to come out... just to say "Ha We BEAT YOU!!!" that is all I desired, all I wanted to see. Just one person to walk out, and one less person to die. I wanted to go there and dig, dig with my bare hands for somebody to come out. Even to this day I still wish that they would just find someone alive. All I want is one more life back, to stop the pain, but God Blessed all those that were in that building, My strength has been multiplied, I love the world, and allll that live in it. What A glorious place.
God Bless Those That read this and have felt the same as me.
Glendale, AZ

Raini Tieman | 17 | Arizona

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