#2016 | Tuesday, September 10th 2002
Thomson Employees
WTC 9-11
We will not forget you

The Gale Group | 24 | Michigan

#1970 | Tuesday, September 10th 2002
I was at work. I was in the USAF, working as a computer analyst. I remember thinking that the first plane hitting was a terrible accident as we stood around watching CNN. Then we saw the second plane hit. I guess that's when we knew that it was something more. It was really scary. The phones were ringing off the hook from our families trying to see if we had heard about it. My aunt in Illinois was the first to reach me and we were both in shock. Our NCOIC immeadiately started making arrrangements to have 24 hour shifts -just in case, he told us- and then sent some of us home. I remember walking to my dorm room thinking that I needed to get some sleep for the long night that I was going to be pulling, yet I knew there was no way that I was going to sleep. I stayed up for almost 48 hours glued to any news cast that was on. I remember watching and listening, thinking that there was no way that this was really happening. It just didn't seem that someone could have really bombed us. The U.S. has always seemed so invincible and for something of this magnitude to have happened was unreal. It was an event that touched all of us, and for all the horror and sorrow that it brought, I think that it has made a lot of people realize what this country means to them.
Renee | 24 | Texas

#1945 | Tuesday, September 10th 2002
I was at my job as a Learning Assitant in the Isles of Scilly when as i was on the internet the MSN page came up with the appaling and frightening pictures of what was happening at the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon. As i watched and read i couldnt believe my eyes. It was a truly shocking day that i will never forget and i am thankful that i did not know anyone who was involved but my heart goes out to all those that lost loved ones in the atrocity, all those husbands with no wives, wives with no husbands, parents with no children and children with no parents and all those that lost friends.
Hannah Conisbee | 24 | United Kingdom

#1929 | Tuesday, September 10th 2002
I was at work. I worked for the USAF as an intelligence analyst. We had the television turned to CNN. We saw the second plane hit while they were showing pictures of the first building on fire. We were all in shock. No one knew at first if it was an accident or a terrorist act. It didn't take long to figure that out once we saw the second plane hit the second tower. At that point, everyone started to wonder if they were the next target. We had no way of knowing who was next or where it would be.
Laura | 24 | Texas

#1903 | Tuesday, September 10th 2002
It was a normal day of getting ready for work for me in Indiana. It was about 10 minutes before time to leave when my wife called me from work and told me what was going on. I think I had one sock on and the other was off. I sat and watched the live broadcast in total shock.

On the way to work I heard over the radio a gentleman alleging that he thought he heard an explosion at the Pentagon. I wondered what else was going to happen this day.

Nobody at work had heard anything when I arrived. They thought I was a blathering idiot when I announced it.
Our store stayed open that day, I wish we had closed. I was helping customers for about an hour. During that time both towers fell. In hindsight it is obvious, but at the time I had no idea they were going to fall.

We had visited Manhattan for the first time just 4 weeks prior and we were going to see the city from atop of the WTC, but we walked so much that day we couldn't continue. Now I'll never know.

Ryan | 24 | Indiana

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