#1093 | Friday, March 22nd 2002
I REMEMBER THAT I WAS GETTTING READY TO GO TO FULLERTON COLLEGE. MY BROTHER WOKE ME UP BY CALLING ABOUT 5 TIMES! HE TOLD ME TO TURN ON THE T.V.! I SAID WHAT CHANNEL,HE SAID TURN ON THE T.V. YOU WILL NEVER FORGET THIS DAY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. THIS IS HISTORY!
THATS WHEN I TURNED IT ON.. I DIDNT REALIZE WHAT WAS GOING ON UNTILL IF SAW THE SECOND BUILDING FALL FOR MY OWN EYES. A FEELING CAME OVER ME THAT I DONT THINK I WILL EVER BE ABLE TO EXPLAIN! ILL NEVER FORGET THAT DAY FOR THE REST TO OF MY LIFE!

BRITTANY FISCHER | 20 | California

#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

#1070 | Tuesday, March 19th 2002
I had to stay home that day because I came down with flu. I remember I had fever and stayed in bed for the whole day. Suddenly my mom came to my room and gave a terrified frown. She told me to switch on the tv and that New York was covered with flames. It was just after the second plane crashed into the tower. First I couldn't believe her words. And when I actually saw it happening, I couldn't believe my eyes. I felt so terrified, started crying. It was as if my whole safe world had collapsed with both towers. I heard people screaming, saw streets covered with dust. It looked like apocalipse. All wars and terrorist attacks I had seen before took place in the third world or they happened in countries which I wasn't very emotionally attached to. But USA means a lot to me. It used to be my biggest dream to visit New York which always seemed to me as a dream city, something incredible to imagine, completely magical, huge, safe and powerful. And out of the blue there comes somebody and destroys this world, kills thousands of innocent people, demages many years of human's work and threatens the whole world. There is so much hate in me now, and I know it shouldn't be like that, but I cannot overcome my feelings. There is so much fear, and even though I don't know anyone who died or who was hurt in that catastrophe there is much pain. Sometimes I try to imagine how did they feel trapped inside, forced to make a choice between dying in flames or jumping out. I saw people jumping out on the news, some of them jumped hand to hand, some of them were crowded in windows waving to the helicopters... and there was no hope for them. I cannot believe, it started just on an average day when everyone went to work as usual, they had breakfast of a fast coffee. Maybe some of them were bored trapped in a traffic jam. Did they expect it was the last day of their lives? There were probably some people who were late for work or had a day off or quit the job a week before the accident. Maybe there were tourists that decided to see Statue of Liberty that day instead of WTC even though they intended to. There must've been so many details that saved some people... I unite with all Americans with my whole heart and wish that such horryfying things where there's no justification for them will never ever happen.
God bless America.
God bless our world

Anna Korosadowicz | 20 | Poland

#1062 | Monday, March 18th 2002
On September 11, 2001 at the time of the attack I was in class at Mary Baldwin College. I couldn't believe what happened when I turned on the television, it was simply horrific.
Nichole Foreman | 20 | Virginia

#887 | Sunday, March 10th 2002
I woke up about 10 minutes before the first tower collapse. I walked out of my room just as my roommate was coming in from classes. He had a very shocked look on his face and he immediately started repeating over and over "it's hit! it's hit! the world trade center was hit with a plane!" I was still in a sleepy state and couldn't comprehend what he was saying until he turned on the TV. I don't think I have ever had a worse awakening in my life. I eventually tore myself away from the television and went to class. Not a single person in class could concentrate on anything, but we went through the motions. The shock was tremendous. Thankfully they canceled classes for the rest of the day, and I went home and spent time with friends and struggled to deal with the tragedy.... Never forget!
Tristan Jones | 20 | Michigan

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