#1096 | Friday, March 22nd 2002
I was in Language Arts and all of a sudden my teacher yelled,"Oh my gosh! This cannot be happening!" She told us what had happened and then our principal came over the intercom and told us what had happend. We were having construction done and our telvison was out. Our governor had issued a statement that said k-8 grades were not allowed to watch any coverage of the events. It was not until I got home that I relized the severity of this tradegy. Watching the towers come down over and over for hours was just unbearable that I had to watch the Disney channel so I wouldn't watch those sad events. I was not directly affected by the attacks but I still feel for the families and have been praying for them every night. After these attacks I realized that America is just as prone to being victims as the next guy. The thing that makes me sick to my stomach was seeing Palistinen women praising and celebrating these horrific attaks. I will never forget September 11,2001.
Amanda B. | 14 | Georgia

#1026 | Thursday, March 14th 2002
I woke up late and my parents were fighting about something. My dad was the person who took me to school. I didn't know at the time what had happened. My dad dropped me off at the football feild fo marching band. When I got there no one was in formation. Some people were crying. The band teacher told me that the WTC was hit by a plane. I didn't know much about the WTC at the time. It wasn't till later that the terrior hit me.
Jeff | 14 | New Mexico

#1021 | Thursday, March 14th 2002
I remember that day oh so well. I was coming home from school, and stopped in to a local shop to get a newspaper. I heard a man mention something about towers, for this was an hour or two after the original attack, but I took no notice. When I got home I didn't bother to turn on the TV because i had loads of homework, and as I was getting a drink my Mum came rushing in. Without saying anything she ran straight to the TV and turned it on.
"Haven't you heard?" she cried from the living room. I rushed in to see horrific, shocking scenes of the the second hit. I couldn't watch! Then in a further shock, I saw footage of the towers collapsing.
"World war 3 is on its way!" said my dad as he arrived home to open mouths and disbelieving eyes. I felt sick the rest of the night. I couldn't believe what was happening. I wasn't personally affected thank God but I prayed so hard for the innocent victims and their families. I still can't put into words how I felt and how I feel and I will never take family and friends for granted again. God Bless everyone who was touched by this and here's to a safer peaceful world!

Paul D | 14 | United Kingdom

#944 | Monday, March 11th 2002
I was in my first hour class when it happend and I heard teachers talking about it but i didnt really know what was going on. But when i got to my second hour class they had the T.V. on and it showed what happend and we watched it that whole hour and all i could do was cry. I guess it kinda opend my eyes to what can happen to the US. Stuff i never thought could or would ever happen. But i am so proud to be an american. I still 6months later cry to think about it and all the children who went home to find there parents or family members had died. I cant imagine how they felt but it is still hard to still think it happend. This is probably the hardest thing for me to deal w/ and i know i will remeber it for the rest of my life, and probably still feel all this pain i feel now. Its just hard to relize how much can change in so little time!
Nicole Hodge | 14 | Illinois

#839 | Saturday, March 9th 2002
It all started early in the morning when I heard on the news that a plane had crashed into the WTC. I had to get ready for school, so I didn't think much more of it. Later, on my way to school, I asked my mom if the towers could fall. Before she could answer, my know-it-all older brother told me it couldn't, it was probably just a little plane and that it would take a lot more than that to make the WTC collapse. He is usually correct, so I put the thought into the back of my mind.
Later, in my first period, a TV was set up. We all sat down and began to watch the footage. The instant I saw the screen, I knew that it was very serious. We all sat there in awe and disgust, watching a significant piece of America collapse. As the towers fell, girls in my class burst into tears. I was beyond crying. I was in shock. After that class my friends and I discussed who could possibly have done it and why they could possibly bare to do it.
It was the worst thing I have ever and will ever see in my life. I hope that all the people who had anything to do with this is righfully punished. They had no right to destroy those towers and kill those innocent people. Just imagine. Those people jumping out of the building to avoid an inferno. Imagine the fire-fighters, policemen, and rescue workers dieng to save others. They did not care if the people they rescued were white, black, Christian, or Muslim. They saved who they could. This shows how America is a truely great place. I love America. Everyone should love America. They definately should not try to kill America. America cannot and will not roll over and play dead. It may take a long time, but America will prevail.

Sarah Buckley | 14 | New Mexico

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