#114 | Thursday, September 20th 2001
I was asleep. My mom called to tell me what happened, mostly because I have friends in Pittsburg and they said one of the planes went down near there. This was very early in the event and we didn't know exactly what was going on. I spent the rest of the day in front of the TV with my neighbors.
Chris | 25 | Oklahoma

#11 | Saturday, September 15th 2001
I had just finished drill team practice at my high school. We were sitting in the commons, waiting for our 2nd hour bell to ring. My friend phoned her mom and her mom told her that we were being attacked by planes in NYC. When she ran back to tell us, none of us really understood what she meant. We had so many questions, but we did not understand the enormity of the tragedy because we had not been in a room with a tv. Once we had gone to our respective classes, the tvs were all on and normal classwork was postponed. No one knew what to say- everyone was just so shocked. Later that day and throughout the rest of the week we had to move on with normal work, but we all talked about it every chance we could get. Immediately we made plans to donate blood and/or money. I now drive around Tulsa and see so many flags; I feel so united as a country. I truly am proud to be an American, but let us not forget that most of us came from foreign families long ago. Save your anger for those involved in this act, not for their race and religion. Also, thanks to all other countries for grieving with us. That rocks! God bless America-the land of the free, the home of the brave!
Ashley | 17 | Oklahoma

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