#2005 | Tuesday, September 10th 2002
I was sitting at my computer, chatting with a good friend, with my TV on and listening to TV. I heard about the crash immediately and watched the day unfold as Tawnya and I chatted on MSN. We were horrified by what was happening to change America.
I will never forget this day and when I heard about a plane (Flight 93) going down within 100 miles of my home, again I cried and prayed for the victims and families of the attack on America..

Bobbii Zermane | 48 | Pennsylvania

#1992 | Tuesday, September 10th 2002
I was at home & sleeping in when I was awoken by the phone ringing. It was my wife calling from her place of employment to tell me to turn on the television & watch because there was an apparent terrorist attack on the WTC.Upon hearing that I woke up real quick turned on our TV set & proceeded to watch events unfold before my eyes that had me literally gapeing with dropped jaw. I'm sure that like many fellow Americans my mind at first really could'nt grasp what I was seeing but in time the reality of it all sank in.As proud Americans both my wife & I are pleased to see how America as a nation united & worked together to get through this terrible,never to be forgotten tragedy! God bless Americas heros & citizens!
Len Patterson | 49 | Pennsylvania

#1958 | Tuesday, September 10th 2002
Where was I on September 11,2001? I was in school.I still remember what I was wearing.I remember my sister and I walking to school on that day,we looked up at the sky because it was so beautiful,it was a great-looking day.I had thought it was going to be a good day.Boy was I wrong!?! I didn't find out until 1:30ish p.m. though.Others knew,of course--because they saw it on TV but I had not yet been in a classroom with a TV in it and nobody told me so I had NO idea.When I DID see the images on television,I was shocked.I asked "Is this real!?!!!!" Having had lived in Brooklyn,the Twin Towers were a part of my life,and seeing them on fire...oh man,my jaws just dropped...I couldn't believe it.I was too shocked to CRY.And then I found out it wasn't JUST the Twin Towers! I thought the world was ending.What was next?! A THOUSAND thoughts rushed into my head...and to this day,I still can't believe it and I'll always remember that day when the world and everybody's life changed FOREVER.
Cynthia Acosta | 17 | Pennsylvania

#1942 | Tuesday, September 10th 2002
I was 13 and in 9th grade when this happened. I'm now 14 and in 10th grade. When the first plane hit, I was in 1st period, computers. I never thought something like this happened. I found out in 5th period, physics first. The school, FTCHS, brought almost the whole floor into the lab so we could listen to the names being called to go home. I still didn't know what was going on. Finally one of the teachers told us. For some reason, I always thought the WTC towers were in Chicago...don't ask. My name was finally called, and my brother's friend's mom picked me up. The streets were crowded with cars while she took her 3 sons, my brother and I to her house. From there, we tried to get in touch with my mom, but she already left. When she picked me up, it was about 20 minutes later. She told me she went to my school first because she didn't think anyone would pick me up. When she saw my brother's friend's mom picked me up, she came over and took us home. It took us over an hour to get home. There was so much traffic! I never thought a 20 minute ride could be an hour. My mom watched the news. I couldn't go on the Internet and talk to people from school. I remember reading 'Adrian Mole, aged 13 3/4' or something along those lines. I remember my dad calling, saying he had to work later, fixing trucks or something like that. He didn't come home until 8:00 that night. I was pretty scared. Listening to the radio was hard, since all my favorite radio stations were talking about the attacks. I finally found out that 'Radio Disney' was not talking about that, and listened to that. It was scary, even though I knew no one who were in any of the attacks. I didn't go to school the next day: we were given off. I went to my old school, and all the classes were talking about this. In Kindergarten, where I usually help, they were praying for the victims. The rest of the school went to Mass, and also prayed for everyone. I couldn't go since I was watching Kindergarten. I know it was great though, from my brother. Later that month, the school children and teachers threw red, white and blue balloons up in the air. The local firehouse was there. I saw pictures. This year their doing the same thing. I wish I could go, but I have school.
Joy | 14 | Pennsylvania

#1934 | Tuesday, September 10th 2002
I was at work...when I heard of the first crash I thought it was sad, but just an accident. Then the second, third, and forth came. I had to keep working but kept listening to the radio.
It was very hard to focus, but we can not continue to be victums by stopping our normal production. I thought it best not to discuss the events with my children. Some things are best not to focus on. Just keep on going and look ahead not behind.

Linus | 40 | Pennsylvania

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