#380 | Saturday, December 8th 2001
I was 17,at the time it was a month and 6 days before my birthday.
I remember waking up a few times while in bed and glancing at the tv which I always mute while asleep...and I kinda saw the images of the towers but I just figured it was some other country...cause we're america right? Noone would ever hurt us.
All my beliefs and egotism were shattered a few minutes later when my mom called and informed me of what had happened. It took some time to sink in. Then I freaked. Because my fiance lives in NY somewhere and I couldnt remember exactly where.
I spent the rest of the day online clinging to information any information I could get. I didnt sleep for a week. and when I did sleep it was from passing out. I worried about the relief workers. I worried for my Islamic friends who went through alot of stuff the news has never even covered.
The most memorable thing of that day was I live by an airport..so about every hour there's guaranteed to be at least one airplane going buy...but for the longest time it was deadly silent in our skys. And when they did return..It was even creepier.

Cassandra Cox | 18 | United States

#375 | Saturday, December 8th 2001
I remember it very clearly. I had just woken up for class. I was going to start to take a shower when i felt and urge to turn on CNN. It was 8:55. After taking a shower and getting dresed. I looked at the TV and saw the horrible disaster. I continued to watch as the second plane crashed into the towers. I could not even fathom what had happened till i was sitting in class and my prof sat with us and talked about it. I think she really knew that we needed somewhere to let our feelings out. Thanks. And God Bless America.
Paul lemke | 18 | Wisconsin

#370 | Saturday, December 8th 2001
I remember it clearly. I was sitting in my 2nd block (or period) class, which just happened to be Government, when our principal came on over the intercom. "May I have your attention, please. As some of you may already have seen on TV, there have been major terrorist attacks against the United States in New York and Washington D.C. Teachers, we ask you turn on your TV's for all the latest information, and disregard all material for the day if you so wish." When we turned on our television, we saw the two towers on fire, smoke pouring out of them, the sky turning dark. I think you could have heard a mouse sneeze in that room. We were all chilled to the bones by what we were witnessing. I remember everyone saying the same thing: What's going on? Who did this? How could this happen?

Then the first tower fell. All questions stopped for at least two minutes, and we all stared open-mouthed at the screen of our TV as the tower fell, the cloud of smoke cleared. We all tried to understand what had just happened, and to understand how our lives had been changed forever. I remember seeing people crying who had family in New York, and I remember thinking that this was the worst thing that had happened to our country in my short 18 years of life. I knew we were all witnessing a tragic and historical moment in our nation, and never have I felt more united with my fellow students. Though a great blow had been struck against us, I could already see that we would not be broken or defeated, but rather be drawn together and united in a way that our country had not seen in 50 years. This was a moment in our history no American will ever forget.

Ryan Spaulding | 18 | West Virginia

#359 | Saturday, December 8th 2001
I was just getting up and walking back into my room I turned on the news. There was a top story on every channel. Then the next thing you know, right there in front of my face live on the news the second plane hit. I couldnít believe. It reminded me of scenes from a movie like Independence Day. This is day that will not be forgotten, it was a great tragedy. But at the same time, the amount of people and dropped everything that they were doing to offer aid and support was overwhelming. The whole world came together for a common unity. The lives of those who passed on both in the fall or the towers and the recovery effort will never be forgotten. We will always remember those people as heroes for offering their lives to save the lives of others.
Aaron Axelsen | 18 | Wisconsin

#336 | Saturday, December 8th 2001
On September 11, 2001, I was at college. Utica College of Syracuse University to be exact. I was at my 10AM class; having just woken up, I was surprised when someone told me a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. I was a little sad, but thought it was an accident. Then the teacher came in and explained a plane had hit each building and it appeared to be a terrorist attack. Not sure what to believe, my next professor explained what had happened to the entire class. I was in absolute shock. This kind of stuff doesnít happen to Americans. Well, it did. Soon after, I embarked on a one-man crusade to get people to think clearly and act responsibly in response to the attack. Most people said they wanted to go and bomb the hell out of them; I asked who? They didnít understand. It was my mission (and will always be) to make sure people know and are educated about what happened.
Denis E. Ambrose, Jr. | 18 | New York

<< | < | showing 91-95 of 128 | >| >>
search again

view / browse

link us

website: wherewereyou.org | contact: wwyproject@yahoo.com
All entries are copyright their original authors.