#1907 | Tuesday, September 10th 2002
I was in my car coming home from work,
as a nurse i heard that a plane had crashed into the twin towers, and it was an accident..... then as i continued to drive the horror unfolded.
I cried most of the way home, i couldnt understand how anyone could commit such evil on another human being.
A year on watching the pain and suffering of those families affected by the tradgedy my heart still sinks and i feel an incredible disbelief still.
Watching the strength and resiliance of the people of new york has made me slowly believe in the overall goodness of people.
Those who give there all and there lives for others.
A year on i know i will always remember how i felt on and after that day and hope that no city will ever have to suffer again the agony of 11th Sept
God Bless

Jan Sutton | 39 | United Kingdom

#1906 | Tuesday, September 10th 2002
My family were all out of the country - my parents were in Italy, and my sister was studying in West Virginia (USA). I don`t usually turn on the TV in the mornings, but for some reason I did on the 11th September. The news was just breaking that a plane had gone into one of the Trade Centre buildings, and I just watched in total horror and disbelief. The worst thing was that I knew about it before my sister, and I had to ring and let her know.

I still can`t get my head around it - it still hasn`t fully `sunk in`. Mostly I try not to think about it, but I know that it`s never far away.

Anna | 35 | United Kingdom

#1904 | Tuesday, September 10th 2002
I was feeding my baby in the lounge, glancing at the tv occasionaly as he had his bottle of milk. A news flash came on, showing footage of the 1st plane hitting the WTC...it seemed like a Hollywood movie....surreal.

I grabbed my son up from his rockingchair and held him so tight..watching....unbelieving at the screen....blank faced...I couldnt cry..was desperately hoping at first that at anymoment, people would come rushing out of those buildings...the horror went on and on...people waving from the windows..i couldnt turn away from the events, yet each moment was like torture...I felt i HAD to watch..to believe?

I was numb for days...everything and everyone became more precious....

H Stone | 35 | United Kingdom

#1902 | Tuesday, September 10th 2002
My boyfriend and I were staying with his brother and sister-in-law in Norwood, Mass, just outside of Boston. We arrived on 7/11 and had planned to visit NY that weekend. To say that our 2 week break in the USA was spent mostly in shock would be an understatement... Our thoughts were and still are with the victims, their families and friends... Also, I couldn't stop thinking about my father, a retired fireman, at home in Yorkshire in the UK. I try to tell my family and friends how much they mean to me, as often as possible... You just never know....
We will be visiting NY in April 2003 and we will visit Ground Zero to pay our respects..

Cheryl Kennington | 35 | United Kingdom

#1901 | Tuesday, September 10th 2002
I was at work when I heard about the attacks on WTC.
My partner phoned me, as he was at home and told me what had happened as he was watching it unfold on the TV in front of him, all I wanted to do was get home and hug him.
I just could not believe it until I actually saw the pictures myself and was so shocked and horrified, it was like watching scenes from a film.
When I left work and got home (it was our anniversary) we just sat and watched the TV screen and watched the scenes be repeated over and over again. I just hugged him and cried for ages. There are many images that have been imprinted on my mind forever from that day.
My heart truly broke for all the victims and their families.
My partner was due to fly to NY with his company on that day from the UK, but he changed jobs a few weeks before hand. I am so lucky he made that decision, I just cannot begin imagine the desolation the families must feel. I hope they find solace in the thought that all of our prayers are with them.
Our anniversary will always now represent something much more important and much more symbolic for America and the rest of the world. We have in fact ‘moved’ our anniversary date, as it is not a day we wish to celebrate, it is a day that will remain tinged with both absolute sorrow, but also with hope and unity for the future. I find it so hard to understand why people, other human beings would chose to inflict such pain and suffering on other people.

Louise | 21 | United Kingdom

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