#1550 | Thursday, August 15th 2002
I was at school. We watched it on TV. I felt little or nothing as I watched, and cannot muster much feeling about it now. Everyday, millions of people whom I don't know die, many by violence. I don't believe that any life is more valuable than the next, so why should two buildings full of people I don't know dying affect me any more than the deaths of anyone else? If I was going to be affected by everyone's death, then I would be mighty affected all the time. American lives are not worth more than the lives of any others. How many people have we killed since September 11? A whole bunch, and not all of them could have been terrorists. This site's attempt to romanticize what were the results of a drab socio-economic reality is as depressing as are the displays of "patriotism" since the attack. Go Team, Whoop them Muslims.
Jace | 16 | South Carolina

#1422 | Wednesday, June 26th 2002
I was sleeping when my wife ran into the room to tell me that an airplane had hit one of the Twin Towers. I remember telling her that it was not amusing and to get out of the room. She was sincere and I could tell. Apparently she had just turned on the TV and they were showing replays of the North Tower being hit. As I walked out of the room they were showing a live shot of the flames and smoke pouring out of the North Tower. As I made my way to the couch, another plane came in and hit the South Tower. I was in utter disbelief. I could not make any sense of it and terrorists were the furthest from my mind. But I am in the U.S. Air Force and when I heard our base had went to the highest level of alert, the one when where attack is about to transpire, I was terrified. I remember looking at my daughter, who was turning 2 on the 18th of that month, and thinking how vulnerable we were. Was there anything I could do for her to protect her? I watched and held her on my lap and told my wife everything would be all right. Then the both of us realized the enormity of the attack. How many people had lost their lives? In revulsion we watched as the South Tower fell. All I could think about were thousands of civilians departing this life. I was overwhelmed with everything I was seeing as were so many around the world and tears fell from my eyes. And in the face of the disaster unfolding in front of my eyes I had never been so proud to be an American.... I had never been so proud to be a member of our military. I remember feeling ready to, wanting to go and defend my country. That was the only thing I could do for my daughter and my family. To this day I'm still ready. God Bless our country.
Adam | 25 | South Carolina

#1153 | Friday, April 5th 2002
9/11/2001 started out as a normal day for me. I was previously in a wreck, so I was home instead of being in school, and I went online to chat with some friends. My mom called me to come look at where a airplane "accidentally" rammed into one of the Twin Towers. I said that was really sad, and as I went to turn around to return to my room, i heard a woman on the television scream "Oh my god, there's another one" and when I turned I saw it CRASH into the second building. I was mortified, not to mention REALLY confused. Later on the day unfolded, and I found out what really happened. This past summer I went to New York and got to see the Twin Towers, which now I'm extremely glad that I got to, and I'm glad that I got to see them before all this happened, but I'll always be affected by what happened and pray for those who were lost and those who lost some. I will also pray for those who did it, altho there isn't much to pray for...
Faith Beach | 14 | South Carolina

#1121 | Wednesday, March 27th 2002
my grandfather had died september 7th at the age of 81, and me and my dad went down to charleston, SC, to see his funeral which was september the 10th...

well, we decided to stay because it would be too much trouble to go that night. so we stayed, and the next morning my dad woke me up at around 8:00 A.M. and i watched the towers fall, and the replays of the hits, and i wanted to kill the people behind this, but i knew that where they were going, it was going to be much worse than anything i could do to them. i am sorry for those peoples families touched by this, as someone i talked to once said that their cousin or something like that was in the wtc, and they died... :(

Alex Umrysh | 14 | South Carolina

#784 | Friday, February 22nd 2002
On September 11, 2001 I was at work. I had just got back from a walk that I took on my break. I was already in an unusual emotional state. When I got back I heard from the overhead speaker of the crashes at the World Trade Center. The shear magnitude of the lose of life moved me to tears.
Michael Bryant | 49 | South Carolina

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