#428 | Monday, December 10th 2001
I was at work in Harrisburg, PA on the morning of September 11, 2001. Around 9:50 or so a co-worker stopped by my office to say that a plane flew into the World Trade Center. We immediately thought it was just an accident. Only a few minutes later, he came back and said that a second plane had flown into the Trade Center. Right away, the accident idea was dismissed. I flipped on the radio to try to learn more. The newscasters only had sketchy information. I kept listening and visited a few Internet news sites trying to learn more when another co-worker told me they had cable TV hooked up on one of the conference rooms. I went up to watch what was going on. About a dozen co-workers and I were watching CNN, we couldn't believe what was happening. We saw the first Trade Center building collapse, and we all gasped. I said alound, astounded, "Do you know how many people just died?". We were glued to the TV, and what seemed to be only a few minutes later the second building collapsed just like the first. We also heard of the Pentagon being hit, and of a 4th plane going down in western PA. For about an hour and a half we just watched the news... we couldn't tear ourselves away. More people kept piling into the conference room. Finally, the Executive Director stopped in and said the office was closing for the remainder of the day. We all went home. I spent the rest of the afternoon in front of the TV watching CNN, wondering whether any more planes were going to target America. What was happening was just unbelievable.

--Doug Good
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Doug Good | 30 | Pennsylvania

#366 | Saturday, December 8th 2001
I was at my home, in Berkeley, California. it was a little after 6am. My girlfriend called me from Israel, where she was at that time and told me that a plane collided with one of the twin towers. That's how it began.

Ronen M. | 30 | California

#345 | Saturday, December 8th 2001
I was in bed in Rodeo, California. My friend called me and asked me if I had heard the news. I was still sleepy and asked him what the hell he was talking about. When he told me planes had hit the WTC and Pentagon, I immediately got up and turned on the television. After that I called some close friends to talk about what had happend, while staying glued to the television.
Blake Mengotto | 30 | California

#272 | Thursday, November 22nd 2001
I was on holiday in the middle of spain and happened to try out the TV in the villa we were staying at. Just as I did I saw the second plane hit. Very surreal.
Will Brown | 30 | United Kingdom

#260 | Monday, November 19th 2001
September 11th started for me as any other day. I got up at 6:00am, made coffee, and sat down to watch the morning news. I live in New Mexico so this is Mountain time. Just as I poared my coffee, the news reported in our state announced the first tower had been hit. Good Morning America cut strait to the footage of the first tower on fire, and as I set my mug down on the table, I was hit with the sight of the second tower being hit. I ran and got my husband, and we watched the rest of the day unfold in horror. When the first tower fell, I knew that this was going to live in my mind for ever, but it was the collapes of the second tower that has given me the nightmares. It will be in my mind forever. We will never forget the week long coverage, and the people who died. At this holiday season, we will hold their memories around our tree and in out hearts. God Bless America!
Mackenzie Heaney | 30 | New Mexico

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