#1040 | Friday, March 15th 2002
Tuesday, September 11th, 2001 started out just like any other day. I woke up, ate breakfast and showered. I turned on the radio to KYGO 98.5 while I was getting ready. They were broadcasting live when the first plane hit the South Tower @ the WTC. I thought it was just a plane whose pilet couldn't see and had hit the tower. The next thing I knew, they were broadcasting about the second plane that hit the North Tower at the WTC. That's when they said it was a terriost attack again the United States. I rushed into my mom's bedroom and told her and turned on the t.v. to CNN. We were standing there in shock as the buildings burned with red flames and black smoke. I was scared, but went to school. I was in my first hour English class and one of the counselor's was giving a presentation. My English teacher stopped her and said that a plane had hit the Pentagon and another one had crashed outside of Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania. Chaos broke loss. I watched the t.v. that night, feeling helpless, afraid and desperately sad for all of the victims and the families. I would just like to say: GOD BLESS AMERICA; UNITED WE STAND!
Brittany | 18 | Colorado

#1035 | Friday, March 15th 2002
I was sleeping peacefully in bed, not long before I was supposed to wake up for class at university. I remember the phone ringing and wondering what on earth anyone would want at 7:45am. I felt my boyfriend answer the phone, get out of bed, and leave the room and I tried to fall asleep. Five minutes later he woke me up and said "we're under attack." I was feeling so confused. Attack? Who? Where? How? And even as the questions raced through my mind I ran upstairs just after the second tower had been hit. I was glued to the TV until just after the first tower fell to the ground. I honestly thought I was going to throw up. I had to leave the suffocating house and the mesmerising TV. So I drove and cried and listened to the National Public Radio station as they said the second tower fell. I can never remember feeling so lost and helpless and so hurt.
Rachel | 23 | Colorado

#1033 | Friday, March 15th 2002
I was at work in a hospital the morning of Sept. 11th. A radio was on and suddenly the announcement said a plane had crashed into the WTC. Thinking is was a horrible aviation accident, we turned up the volume for more details. To our horror, we heard a second plane had crashed into the WTC, another into the pentagon and still another crash in Pennsylvania! We couldn't imagine how all of a sudden 4 planes were falling out of the sky! We had no idea what or how the morning's events would impact our lives/country in the days ahead. I will always remember where/what I was doing the day President Kennedy was killed, Challenger blew up, and events of Sept. 11th. I pray our political leaders can bring to justice dead/alive those who are responsible for the tragic loss of so many innocent people and the family/friends of those left behind. I am a proud American, God Bless us all!
lm | 51 | Colorado

#1005 | Wednesday, March 13th 2002
On September 11, 2001 at 7:25 I was watching cartoons on tv while I waited for my bus. All of the sudden, a picture came on in the middle of the show, I almost turned the tv off, but then the tv guy started talking. He was kind of crying, so it was a little hard to understand him. Even though I couldn't understand him, I will always remember the image of the plane smoking on the side of the World Trade Center. Then I had to turn the tv off and go to school. At first I thought a plane had accidently ran into it, but when I got to school all the teachers were talking about it and crying. Our history teacher answered all our questions about it, our english teacher had us write an essay on it, and our science teacher had us listen to the radio. The news didn't really sink in until the next day when the tv was showing the videos that people had gotten and they were also talking about how many people had died that day. The terriorists meant to tear our country apart, but they ended up bringing us closer together. I have started trying to be nicer to my friends and my family. We were raising money from our school but I don't know how much we raised. I am really Proud to be an AMERICAN!!!!!!
Myndi | 13 | Colorado

#998 | Wednesday, March 13th 2002
Where was I on 9/11? I remember waking up and jumping into the shower at around 7:00a.m. like I usually do on Tuesdays getting ready for school. I then turned on my radio and heard what was going on. I couldn't believe what had happened. At first it didn't click at how serious it was. I just remember hearing how a plane had crashed into the world trade center and how another one hit not minutes after. I got ready and went upstairs and my dad was watching T.V. I asked him what exactly was going on because I had no clue. I didn't know whether to believe it or not just like every other American out there. Maybe it wasn't the fact that I didn't know whether to believe it, but the fact whether I wanted to. I left and listened to the radio all the way to school, I am a senior in high school by the way, and went to my first hour. The only thing that anyone could talk about was what was happening in NY. All kinds of stories were going around, everyone was shocked. In my first hour class, which happened to be American History AP with Mr. Roberts, my teacher put on a station and all we did was sit there and watch what was going on. I remember sitting there and watching while the buildings callasped, people were screaming. I remember then hearing about the plane that hit the pentagon, and how a plane crashed in PA. I then remember sitting with some class mates discussing who could have done this? Who would have had enough guts to mess with the lives of so many Americans? I knew at that moment, that something big was going to come out of this and that it would take a while to find who was behind it. For the rest of the day all of my classes were discussing what was going on in our Country. After school, I went home and sat on the couch watching the news stations, flipping back and forth trying to find out more information on what was happening. For the next few days, I did the same thing, watch the news stations and listening to the stories that each individual had to say about what happened in NY. It looked like a war site. I have never seen anything like it before and hope to never see anything like it again.
My hopes and prayers are with everyone!

Danay Powers | 17 | Colorado

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