#2150 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
I was at work last year when the planes crashed into the WTC. Someone called a coworker and told her about the first tower. We were all pretty much in shock, and all I could think was "What a terrible accident." We turned on the radio and heard about the second tower, and then it finally hit me. My country was under attack. It is so hard to comprehend, when I've lived my whole life here and never felt any of the dangers and insecurities that those in other countries feel. I always thought our country was too powerful to be attacked.

I didn't see the actual coverage until I went home, and that's when things really sunk in. All these people have lost their lives over senseless hatred. I just began to cry. My son, who was 5 years old at the time was asking me over and over about what had happened and all I could tell him was some bad people did something that hurt many innocent people. I could not tell him about the vast number of lives that were taken. It was incomprehendable, even to me.

On this one year anniversary of that terrible tragedy, I will pray for all those who had lost their lives, and for their friends and loved ones who miss them dearly.

Tara Jonikas | 24 | Illinois

#2128 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
On Septmeber 11, 2001, I was asleep when the first plane crashed into the North Tower. I woke up to see the second plane crash. I was in complete shock. All I could think about was all the lives being lost as I sat in front of my TV. I felt useless, like I couldn't do anything to help. So I prayed, I prayed for the families of these people, for our country, for myself and my family, knowing everyone I loved was accounted for. My heart, thought and prayers go out for those who have lost the ones they love.
Robyn | 24 | Ohio

#2078 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
I am originally from England UK and was in New York for my cousins 1st birthday party. At the time of the WTC bombings I was in Corona Queens, I first saw the WTC on the TV when only the one plane had hit, contemplating what had happened thinking that it was an horrific accident, and to my amazement watched as a second plane hit. From that instant my aunt and me knew that this was done deliberately and could not believe what we were seeing, my Uncle a NY cab driver had just dropped a passenger outside the WTC and after which the second plane had hit. He had luckily drove away from the scene and witnessed the ball of fire.
I offer my sincere condolences to all the victims and their families of 9/11. Rajinder Bharath.

Rajinder Singh bharath | 24 | United Kingdom

#2041 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
Sept 11, 2002 is a day that is permantly etched into my mind. I had little sleep for the past 4 days due to nightmares about planes crashing, buildings falling and poeople covered in smoke....had I only known. I had a dr appointment that morning, and my mom and I then went out to eat. it wasn't till we got back in the car did we hear about the 2 planes that had already hit the WTC. The first tower to fall fell shortly after we started listening. Still for my the dreams didn't seem important...maybe it was me hoping my dreams weren't true...I'de been wooried for days about my brother in Chicago, tall building falling my first thought was Chris in Chicago. We arrived home I ran literally into the house, flipped on the TV and stood in shock as the other tower began to crumble it was in seeing it that I began to think I dreamt that. Over the months before the attacks several people had describe dreams to me and while I didn't know when I was trying to explain...within a hour of returning home I knew that it was all about that day.

Suddenly I felt exausted and my mom forced me to go lay down before work...It was the best I had slept in days no dreams nothing just a calm. Within day the calm of sleep was gone, I felt like I was spending the night working in my sleep, a year later I still have thoughs nights, actually this morning I feel like I didn't sleep a wink even though I just slept around 6 hours.

For my my dreams are important and while some don't believe the usaully happen. So I can say I am super happy I haven't had any dreams...but then again that just mean anything that does happen I just didn't pick up on.

Holly | 24 | Ohio

#2020 | Tuesday, September 10th 2002
I was in my 7:00 am electronics lab at BYU. I was in the middle of working on my lab when I heard people start talking about what was going on in NY. I couldn't believe what was going on. Everything seemed to stop. The TV was turned on and everyone stopped what they were doing to watch. Suddenly working on my lab didn't seem so important. I eventually did finish my lab and went straight home. I wasn't affected directly by the loss of anyone close but as an american citizen, it hurt deep. I still can't believe it.
Scott McWhorter | 24 | Utah

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