#2393 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
I remember that morning very clearly, like it happened yesterday. I had been awakened by the phone ringing, it was my cousin wondering if my mother was home. I remember being angry at her for waking me up from my deep sleep. I had decided to stay awake since it was already 8:30am and I had things to do that day. I went to the kitchen, made some pop tarts, sat on the couch and turned on Good Morning America. As I was
watching it they broke from their conversation to tell us that there was a small fire a the World Trade Center. I thought to myself, “Oh, well things happen like that,” and switched over to the Today Show. When I switched over they were showing pictures of the WTC and were saying that a plane had flown into it. At that moment I was overcome
with complete awe. I couldn’t believe that some plane could have just "mistakenly" crashed into that large tower. About five minutes later my dad walked in the house from work and I told him. He said he had heard on the radio, and then went to call some people
about a bill. As soon as he picked up the phone, he dropped it, as we both watched the second plane hit the other tower. I remember thinking “Oh my God, what is going on”, and dropped my food. I looked at my dad and he looked at me, We didn’t know what to do. We really
couldn’t do anything at that point. ~~


Later, when the broadcaster came over the television and announced that the Pentagon had been hit I went crazy. I started panicking and couldn’t breathe. I just couldn’t believe that such a terrible thing could happen here in America. My parents had always told me that we were so safe in this country, and that things like this could never happen here, but they did. I realized on that day that I will never be the same, that America will never be that same. I realized that we are not immune to anything that other places are not immune to, we all have the same level of protection in instances that we cannot control. ~~

I had been in New York five months to
the day before this attack happened. I think everyday about what I would have done if this disaster had occured during my stay there. I wonder if I would still be alive. ~~


I thank the Lord that I am safe everyday, and thank him for protecting me as best he could. I did become more religious that day. I prayed every night after that happened for a while and then just stopped. I think that I realized that I don’t have to pray all the time to be close to him, that as long as he’s in my head, I’ll be OK. ~~


This awful disaster was a wake up call for me. It made me take action, and to live life to the fullest. It gave me more strength, bravery, and more confidence in our officials. Those men and women were great heroes that day, and still are. It’s sad that if took something of this devastation to make all of us realize this. ~~


I will never forget September 11th. I watched the television for endless hours that day. I still see the images in my head, as clear as that day. I will always keep September 11th in my heart and my head. I will tell my future children of that awful day, and hope that they realize what it did to
this country. ~~


God Bless America! Never Forget!

Heather | 19 | Massachusetts

#2368 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
I was at school . it was b block. when it happened noone believed it. my class and I pretty much block the others from using the computers. That afternoon, I still couldn't believe it..
Sarah | 19 | Massachusetts

#2364 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
I had just left the house to get my morning cup of coffee at the local coffee shop. I turned on the radio and heard something about a plane hitting the world trade center. i remember being shocked & confused. the next thing i remember is leaving the coffee shop calling my boss from one of my two jobs to discuss a paycheck issue i had. he said to me "noah, are you f**king watching this sh*t? They hit the pentagon!" i knew right then we were going to war. i drove to work (my other job) and listened to the radio. I arived palefaced and shaking. I said as i entered the room "we're all gonna die" we listened to the radio for the whole day at work. I had to leave early because i was so upset. i had been at the wtc 6 months earlier. there is no reason that couldn't have and shouldn't have been me instead of those who were there. i live in boston i could have easily been on one of those planes. May God save us all for we are in desperate need. Keep the peace and spread the love. never forget...God bless all of you and America.
Noah | 25 | Massachusetts

#2356 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
On the morning of Sept.11,2001 I was working at Eng.Co.11 of the Lynn,Mass. Fire Dept.
When the news came over the T.V. that the WTC had been hit by a plane,all I could think of was that some AirTraffic Controller had made an awful mistake and then when the 2nd. plane hit the WTC I knew it wasn't a coincidence that 2 planes could do the same thing!
Upon seeing the fire I knew who was on the way there,no questions asked,and realizing they had a big job on their hands!
The danger of the WTC falling never entered any of our minds but the jet fuel made the work unimaginable!
God Bless My FallenBrothersfrom A Career Brother Who's Been There.

Norm Eddy Lynn Fire Dept L-739

NORMAN W. EDDY | 58 | Massachusetts

#2346 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
i was at school when this all happen i watched it in my 7th grade science class and i was in tears
IM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN
and
God Bless America


Stephanie T | 14 | Massachusetts

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