#885 | Sunday, March 10th 2002
I'm an American living in Canada. The morning of the attack, I was on my way to the university when I heard something on a radio on the bus about a plane crashing into the WTC. At first I thought it was some kind of "War of the Worlds" radio show, until I asked if that was for real. Someone else on the bus nodded and said that it was on tv that morning. I was so shocked I couldn't say anything else. I went to the coffee shop on campus and tried to log onto the CNN or CBC site to see what was going on. The coffee shop turned on the radio so that we could hear. Everyone was shocked and I was getting upset because I have a friend who lives and works near Ground Zero. The whole day was a daze for me. I thought about going home, but it seemed better for me if I could be around friends. When I got home I turned on CNN and watched the days events. I cried for days. We observed the moments of silence and had a memorial service on campus, which was nice. I still get upset just thinking about it now, 6 months later. I'm not sure I ever really processed it all. I had to stop watching the news after a few days because I didn't and couldn't watch the footage of the planes running into the buildings and the towers collapsing any more.
Jen | 33 | Canada

#880 | Sunday, March 10th 2002
I am a 26 year old Canadian. I was watching tv when the news came on about the WTC. I watched as the second plane hit. Like the rest of the world who watched I was horrified. I was 9 months pregnant at the time and I had an ultrasound to go to that day. The whole day I couldn't help think that the world for my baby had changed. He was born 5 days later. He is happy and healthy but his birthday will forever be marked by that horrible week when the world became less safe. I hope I can tell him not only was it a sad time but it was a time the world came together to give each other strength. My thoughts and prayers to all who suffered and still suffer as a result of what happened on 9/11.
Kelli Buckley | 26 | Canada

#814 | Sunday, March 3rd 2002
I was driving to my girlfriends when I turned on the radio to catch the 9 a.m news and found out about the plane crashes. All I could do was cry when I saw it on the news and would hear the American National anthem or God Bless America. All week I cried and tried to explain to my 3 older children what was going on. It was really devastating to all in North America.
Susan Caperchione | 35 | Canada

#799 | Thursday, February 28th 2002
On 9-11-01 I had a day off school. I was sleeping, and just after 9 am i woke up to the tv on...it was the most tragic thing i have ever seen...i live in Canada and im sending my love to all the victims of 9-11 ... god bless...
Natasha | 19 | Canada

#798 | Thursday, February 28th 2002
I was at work and just happened to put the radio on at ten minutes to ten to hear the news. I couldn't believe what I was hearing and was glued to the radio. A co-worker of mine had to go into town and was watching the T.V. when the towers collapsed. It was something I could not fathom and I had him repeatedly explain/describe to me what he saw. I listened to the radio the entire day and any time a customer came in, we all but ignored them, which they didn't mind considering the circumstances. When I finally got home I got to see the footage and the thing that still gets me is that is didn't help me to comprehend or understand it any more that listening all day. As the days and weeks passed I was still having troubles comprehending what had happened. We are approaching the six month anniversary and despite the fact that it is not center stage on the news any more, I still think about it daily and still wonder in disbelief. It still doesn't seem real!
amanda | 27 | Canada

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