#504 | Tuesday, December 18th 2001
My name is Josh and I live in California. On September 11, 2001, I woke up, not knowing I left my radio on and fell asleep to it, and the DJ kept saying for like 8 times or so "I can not believe that this is happening in our country." Then he finally said that the WTC and the Pentagon were hit then I went to turn on my tv, and that is when the other tower got hit. A lot of my teachers were surprised that students came to school.
I almost lost 2 friends that worked at the WTC because after the first 6 months to 1 year, he started coming to work like 15 minutes late everyday. My 2 friends got to work RIGHT when the towers were falling down because they were wondering why everyone was running and trying to get to anything that could have remote covering.

That is my story about where I was and my thoughts on September 11, 2001.

Josh Goldman | 19 | California

#495 | Tuesday, December 18th 2001
I was at work when I found out about the WTC's. The director came back to my room and told me that a lot of the kids were going to be picked up soon because of terrorists running their planes into the World Trade Centers. I wasn't scared for myself really, more for the kids because I knew that I couldn't protect them from terrorists. I ended up leaving early because all the kids were gone, so I went to my boyfriend's house to watch the news. The reality hadn't really hit me until then. I sat there and watched the news, tears streaming down my face...I was just thinking about all those people that died, all the people that were trapped, families losing innocent loved ones, and crying because one of my good friends lives in NY. (about 2 miles from the WTC's) I called her the next day, and she was ok, but the reality of all those other people that died still upset me a great deal. God Bless everyone that lost a loved one, everyone who died, everyone who survived, and everyone who helped.
Allison | 19 | Delaware

#487 | Monday, December 17th 2001
I am a native New Yorker but I live in Tucson and I go to the University of Arizona. I woke up early on the morning of September 11th because I was starting a new job on campus. I was in the shower when I heard that there was something going on in New York City. I quickly got out and turned the television on just moments before the second plane hit. My father had just woken up and the two of us stood in front of the television riveted by what we saw. On my way to school that morning, I heard on the radio that the first tower had come down. When I heard of the second tower coming down, I was in the bookstore. I had to leave because I just broke down into tears. Later on that evening we found out that a good family friend of ours had been in the blast and that he had made it out ok. Two days later his picture was all over television and magazines as he helped two women down the street after they got out. All three were covered in dust, soot, and blood. The first week after September 11th is seemingly a blur in my mind. But there are moments that will stand out forever. I will never forget where I was that morning.
Shannon | 19 | Arizona

#484 | Saturday, December 15th 2001
September 11, 2001: 9:30 am
I was actually in my first english turbo of the semester here in Ct. I walked into class, without knowing that anything at all had taken place. My professor continued with class, with nothing more than a mere mention to something he had seen on television, prior to leaving for the university. After the break, a student mentioned that the university was closed for the day due to the "situation" in NYC. Class wa dismissed and I ran back to my dorm to meet my roommate who was crying on her bed, she was the first to inform me of what had happened. The news was already on, and we both sat in our room, with our mouths open and our eyes filled with tears. And that's where I was on Sept. 11.

Carly | 19 | Connecticut

#443 | Monday, December 10th 2001
I first learned about the chocking event just as I headed out the door to go to the dentist. My father called home and told me to turn on the TV.
There it was. Repeating images of explosions and smoke. I was late for my appointment though, so I couldn't make out more than that one plane had crashed into the world trade center in New York.
On my bike down to the dentist I felt almost numb, a strange feeling of nothingness. Fortunately enough, my dentist had the radio on. We listened to the fragmented reports while she completed her routine checkup. I really didn't get all the information before I had watched the news for hours after getting back home.
This event is tragic, foremost to the people of New York, and should never be argued otherwise.

Fredrik | 19 | Sweden

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