#1327 | Monday, May 27th 2002
I was at school, in Social Studies class. My teacher had the T.V. on, and we were watching it, not really knowing what had happened.This was a short time after the towers had collapsed.We saw the Pentagon, and the crying started up.It was at that time,I didn't really feel safe, anymore.
Andi | 15 | Mississippi

#1086 | Wednesday, March 20th 2002
I was one of the many crying back home wishing for a loved one to make it home safely. My cousin, a member of Tennessee Task Force One, left for the Pentagon on Sept. 11, just after they heard news of the attack. I prayed everyday that God would bring him back safely to me. He loves the job that he does, but something like this would make anyone second-guess themselves. It has been really hard for him to cope with the things that he saw that week in Washington; however, with his faith and the support of his family and friends, he has almost gotten through this.
When I heard news of the attacks, I felt like my heart had been ripped right out of my chest. It made me stop and think about the most important things in my life and what I would do f I didn't have them with me.
May God Bless all the families who lost loved ones on this tragic day. May they all find comfort but keep the memories alive forever. We will never forget any of you!!!

Shannon | 20 | Mississippi

#894 | Monday, March 11th 2002
On September 11th I was at school. I was sitting in Health Class and we were taking notes on why people use violence as a way to feel better about themselves, we all find that very weird to be talking about that on that day. My principle came in and asked if we were aware of what happened, then he told us, everyone started crying and wanting to go home to our family. I will never forget that day, I still remember what I was wearing. I pray for the victims and their families everyday. I will never forget, you will always be in my heart. God Bless America!!
Amanda | 16 | Mississippi

#596 | Monday, December 31st 2001
That terrible day was like any other i was just going to go to school see my friendsand learn something new,but i will never forget it because i have a picture to prove and remind me of it.the picture was my eighth grade class picture.that morning i went to school and went to my first period class which was literature and my grade was to go second.anyway the secretary called on the intercom and said for the eighth grade to go to the auditorium for your picture and so we did not knowing what my english teacher was going to tell us.So we went in there i was wearing a lime green tank top and a pair of blue jeans with clogs.So we got in there and a boy in my class went ahead of me and i was second seeing as we were going in alphabetical order.so i went and after that two or three more girls in my grade went.so after that me and the other girls were just talking when my english teacher came in and said that the world trade center had been hit by a plane.At that moment everybody started asking questions on how did it happen,when did it happen,why it happened and who did it?Also if we found out another country did this to us were we going to war with them.I was one of those people to ask questions.Our english teacher i could tell was upset and confused on why this terrible act had happened.My english teacher found out from my dad which is the history teacher at my school.So after that i went back to my class ,we were playing a game for my literature test the next day.A couple of minutes later the bell rang to go to our next class which was my dad's class to keep study hall so we went and then i heard the pentagon was hit which made me more scared so me and my friends were wondering on whether were we going to war???So then my dad came in a he decided we shouled watch the news so we did the whole class period.So at break also me and my friend stayed in and watched the news we also saw the second tower collapse.We watched the news every class periond except two.Like everybody else we were all worried about our families,i wanted to call my mom in jackson and se if she was alright and hear her reaction on the attack.On the way home from school everthing seemed like all a blur the sourroundings around me seemed different ,the sky looked lonesome because no planes were flying .It all seemed so quiet and felt like i was the only one left on earth.It was also scary because even a little local airport where they keep private planes was shutdown.Also my mom came home early because there was a rumor that the gas prices went up in my state.so my parents had to go get some gas at the gas station which took about an hour because of the lines.Also when i got home and saw my mom i was relieved and happy to know that she was fine and my whole family was safe with me,also my dog to.That night i thought about the next day was something going to happen,were we going to declare war or find out who did this.That day i had so many questions running through my head that nobody could answer.I was confused and upset like the whole nation was but my parents told me it was going to be alright and that are president was going to take care of the matter and he has and he has done an excellent job so far.And will in the years to come.Now adays when i see a plane in the sky i wonder where that plane is going or who is in it,like that song by Alan Jackson "Were were you when the World Stopped Turning on the September Day"that song is so true and simple it defines americans everywhere on that day.That day brought Americans closer and made them stick together as a whole and if we can keep it up we can conquere anything including this because americans are known for their bravery and we're not going to loose that reputation just because of this attack.That is why i am proud to say "i am proud to be an american!!!!!!!!"But there is one question that still lingures in my mind ,why would somebody do this to our great nation which helps so many other countries in hard times and gives to so many countries.WHY??WHY??WHY??GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hannah | 14 | Mississippi

#529 | Wednesday, December 19th 2001
I slept late that morning and woke up to the phone ringing. It was around 9:30am. I answered the phone, half asleep, and heard my sister-in-law on the other end. She was talking a mile a minute and I could hardly understand her. I finally figured out she was wanting me to turn on the tv, so I got up and turned it on. I could not believe my eyes. I remember thinking about all the people in the buildings and I knew there was no way everybody had gotten out. I was scared and upset. Even though it all happened so far from Mississippi, it still hurt me. My first thought was to go pick up my 2 year old son from pre-school. My Mom had taken him for me that morning. My sister-in-law came over a little while later and we sat and watched the news all day. I was basically glued to the tv for 4 days, watching the Fox News or CNN. Everytime I think about what happened that day, I get teary-eyed. It is so hard to believe that something like this happened on American soil. This is the kind of thing that happens in other places, not here in the USA. I doubt that I will ever forget that day as long as I live. I doubt anybody will forget that day. I pray for the victims and their families. I have no idea how they feel, but I know it must be awful.
Amanda | 19 | Mississippi

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