#555 | Thursday, December 20th 2001
I heard the news in a frantic call from my mother as I sat reading the morning's email and preparing to listen to voicemail, still just beginning what I thought would be an ordinary day. It was United Way presentation day in the office, and a large television had been set up in the conference room next door for the video presentation. As I hung up from talking to my mother, our administrative assistant came around the corner and said that the a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. She said one of the guys next door had the news on. We both rushed over to watch the guy's 3" TV, stunned by what we were seeing. We couldn't figure out how the pilot got off course and hit a building, never did we imagine what we later found to be truth. Someone rolled the bigger TV in, and someone found the antenna for it, and all eyes became glued to New York as the employees started filtering in. Just after we turned on the larger screen and began watching, we saw the second plane hit. Noone spoke, I think words escaped us as we realized this was more than an accident. Frantically calls started going out to loved ones and family, our co-workers on flights were being searched for, and offices secured. I know that I'll never forget where I was on September 11th, 2001, nor where each family member I called was, when I needed to know where those I cared about were.
Matthew | 23 | Ohio

#493 | Tuesday, December 18th 2001
I remember that day like it was yesterday! It was early in the morning, I had just arrived to get my hair cut, when I heard about the first air plane hit the first tower and I thought to myself wow that can not be happening, then just a few minutes after that it happened again to the other World Trade Tower and thats when I knew something was not right. All I could think about then was I wanted to be home with my family. I could not believe what had happened!
When I was going home I had heard that all plane's where grounded, But I could remember seeing a plane make a big circle in the sky to turn around to go back to the Grater Cincinnati Air port to land. Then we heard that another plane had hit the Pentagon and another had been forced down to the ground in Chicago by passengers who we later found out help save another building from getting hit. The day seemed like a big movie! We just could not believe it was going on. But it has changed the USA in many ways. I know where I work, at a bank the rates on Mortgages and Savings and Checking accounts went way down. A lot of people where let go at their job's because what had happened. But as a whole, I know in my heart that we don't take for granted for what we have now, because you just never know what might happen.

Victoria J Ryles | 40 | Ohio

#489 | Monday, December 17th 2001
I was getting ready for work. My boyfriend just left for work and I turned on the TV. I saw that they were reporting a plane hit the wtc. I watched and reported to my friend ( who was online ) what had happened. Then I saw the second plane hit the wtc. I about fell to my knees thinking about what all this meant. All I though was , "Oh my God, all those people". I continued to watch then I saw the first tower fall. I cried, I felt so helpless, all those people, dead. Then the second tower, gone! This topped with what happened with the petagon and the plane crash that day really effected me. God Bless all those people!
Audra B | 21 | Ohio

#482 | Saturday, December 15th 2001
DECEMBER 15,2001

I am steamed!


If I had a child that Struck another child because he was Realy jelous, I would teach the one who was getting smacked, that the other had nothing
and never to boast, or flaught what he had,that which made the other feel that way

I would put that child into the shoes of the other child so that he would understand where this child was coming from.
Or else,....he would have it no more, as well,.... I would take that Item away & perhaps Later, after I spoken with the child that did the smacking.
I would teach the Other child, the harm his behavior will get him somewhare else,.... Down the road of life, and Explain that If he too,
would try to gain that Item, through the use of good efforts and behavior,...... he would achieve having it, as well as the other child.
I would do all in my power and means to make this happen,for this child.

But here now, If a Child was already taught and had every oportunity to do good and did not, and smacked this child out of Just wanting to get his point accross,.... I would Smack him Quicky on the Butt and hard, and again in my loving voice, expain, why he got this spanking, he would be told that he needs to explain to me, why, he did it after he was told to opolizise, to the injured.
Forced to exlian, If he could not,...... I would find a creative child psycologist, Friend, Preist, or Doctor, to see if the child had other hostilities or Problems.
Hopefully this can resolve the problem.
Now after I learn that the Child just did it because it felt like it, and that was all...He would be Grounded untill he could see that it was wrong.

ONLY AFTER HE CONFESED IT WAS WRONG, HE WOULD STILL REMAIN GROUNDED, So that he had time to never, EVER, Forget, the Lesson he had just Learned.

Now then,, If He Did it AGAIN.......He would either be in a reformaitory School, Or a hospital, or on Medication, or in jail!

Now , if Osama and the Muslems think that it is ok,...... and spend Hours attempting to Justifiy something obviosly Wrong, then They were in the wrong to begin with.

Again, He is a Grown man,.... And reponsible for his actions.
He has killed someone, He has KILLED MANY ALREADY, AND THERE would be Way I would allow more killed, If it ment giving up all that I had, to save my Freedoms of Choice, or let Other's who thought this was ok, without putting my 2 centsworth, in.
If he were not punshed, MORE will DIE IF HE DIDN'T CORRECT PUBLICALY, AND EVERYWHERE, THAT HE WAS WRONG, he would die imedately.AFTER HE DID ADMITT, (hAA-hAA)Be it Prison with NO VISITORS AT ALL
OR ANYWHERE ON THIS PLANTET EARTH,I still would lock him up and never again ever allow him to see anopther human being ever,Let him pee in a hole and let him wonder what the weather is like outside, feed him through a Door Never speaking about him to anyone ever and never speak With or to hiom again.
Forgit he is there and tel no one where he is No matter what may happen.
If there was hrricane comming Then shoot him dead before it comes Never take the chance he will ever get loose again ever.....Rid the air that he breaths once and for all He dosent deserve it I dont care who he knows or haow rich he is.
If he dubble crossesses us again, which he already has, I would kill them all FOR, They Know the difference between right & Wrong!
They had already been taught, Surley this will teach him now,..... his and their wrongs were their final Choice, And IT WILL, Absolutly NOT be tolorated!
If WE let him off IN ANY WAY,
"ALL will never take anything ever Serously again."...Give Him and Inch and he WILL TAKE A THE EARTH AND UNIVERSE,AS WE KNOW IT,....AWAY!
HE IS WRONG! He MUST pay the consiquences.

Nuke them all, before we end up with Many, Many, Many, Many more, Bin ladin's and Saddamm Hussains, and Atta's!
Dead children every where!
All of Life,Dead everywhere?.......No!
No Tolorance to evil,......Never...... We American's, absolutely, Must Grow some new skin! Nukes are Serious Busness, And if Mr. Bin ladin has negotiated a spot for himself amungst the Drug and Oil poducing Nations, with small OR LARGE KICKBCKS, from other unaware little Countries, then look out for Real World War Three that will be fast and sure, and Planet Earth will be a BIG BLACK HOLE IN THE UNIVERSE.
I wanna Know Just what All Mr. Bin Ladin has done, so far,..... That is... Our Goverment, must Know, Before he Dissapers and fades away from our days
which I must add, WE SHOLD NEVER, Ever, For LIFES FUTURE SAKE, Ever, be brought up agin.....Ever!
Why teach any more Bad and Allow Evil, to become a DISEASE, to Our Children?

No second chances,...........For any repeded,...... Liers!

Mary L.J.McK | 53 | Ohio

#383 | Saturday, December 8th 2001
I had been at work at the National Air Intelligence Center (http://www.wpafb.af.mil/naic/) for almost an hour on that fateful day of 9-11. We rounded up the morning meeting and had reviewed what the duties of the day would be. I was on the phone with a worker at another military installation, when she exclaimed "Dear God, a plane just crashed into the World Trade Towers." I ended the conversation quickly and fired up my computer terminal where I discovered the first reports were coming in. A few minutes earlier, the day was headed for another routine shift but now people were confused by what was happening. By the time the pentagon and second trade tower were hit, we were overwhelmed by the amount of information that was coming into our workcenter. Yet, none of it made sense - it was confused and speculative, filled with rumors and possibilities. We were supposed to be working at the place where we safeguarded America from any future enemy; never to be suprised again by anyone's intentions or capabilities. We were all shocked and upset. We worked hard that day, and many days to come to make information flow to those who needed it, but we also attended daily broadcasts and services for our fellow Americans who were cut down by the cowards. I worked continuously for the following few weeks, trying desperately to learn how we failed our country. My place of employment was created to insure we always remained technologically superior to any adversary our country would ever face... and it will haunt me forever
T | 42 | Ohio

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