#1040 | Friday, March 15th, 2002
Tuesday, September 11th, 2001 started out just like any other day. I woke up, ate breakfast and showered. I turned on the radio to KYGO 98.5 while I was getting ready. They were broadcasting live when the first plane hit the South Tower @ the WTC. I thought it was just a plane whose pilet couldn't see and had hit the tower. The next thing I knew, they were broadcasting about the second plane that hit the North Tower at the WTC. That's when they said it was a terriost attack again the United States. I rushed into my mom's bedroom and told her and turned on the t.v. to CNN. We were standing there in shock as the buildings burned with red flames and black smoke. I was scared, but went to school. I was in my first hour English class and one of the counselor's was giving a presentation. My English teacher stopped her and said that a plane had hit the Pentagon and another one had crashed outside of Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania. Chaos broke loss. I watched the t.v. that night, feeling helpless, afraid and desperately sad for all of the victims and the families. I would just like to say: GOD BLESS AMERICA; UNITED WE STAND!
Brittany | 18 | Colorado

#1041 | Friday, March 15th, 2002
I had just walked into study block at school (approx 10:42), and I saw a bunch of kids crowded around a tv. I asked the girl with pink hair who sits in front of me what was going on and she said that two planes had crashed into the World Trade Centers. At the time I must admit that I wasn't exactly sure what the WTC were......but watching I found out....where I live is right next to a big military base, so kids were getting passes to the phones to call their parents to see who was and wasn't being deployed (me included). Everyone was really scared and I think even one girl was crying. School ended shortly after, and I came home and watched the news all evening, before trying to go to bed.
Erin Guthrie | 17 | Virginia

#1042 | Friday, March 15th, 2002
I was sitting at my desk on the morning of September 11th when a co-worker had told me that a plane had hit the World Trade Centre. At first I thought this was a tragic accident until I heard of the second plane. At that point I think I went numb. We tuned our radios into an all news broadcast to hear what was happening. Then the plane hit the Pentagon and another plane into a field in Penn. PA. This was a terrorist attack on the United States.

I still, 6 months later am grieving for the friends and families of the victims and the sense of security we once felt.

May we never forget and God Bless America.
Kelly | 39 | Canada

#1043 | Saturday, March 16th, 2002
I remember about a week or two after the attacks. Dad used to be in the miltary and he told me what to do if there was antrax sprayed over the city. For the first time I learned had to learn how to use a gas mask. My mom's work even got evacuated twice over anthrax scares {My original 911 story is in the #800 so I wont bother to say it again.} But The main reason why I write again is for everyone to pray for the people in ISREAL even more then our own people. Every single day they have there own mini 911. I KNOW WE ARE BUSY WITH OUR OWN WAR BUT SOMEONE SHOULD SET UP A FUND FOR THE VICTUMS AND FAMILIES IN ISREAL. The second reason why I write again is for the truth to be written in History books. WE WERENT ATTACKED FOR MEDELING IN FOREIGN AFFAIRS. We were attack because people want to run there women-hating, beating, art destorying, prapaganda, Censershiped, people surpressing goverements with the same lugeries that we have, and it dosent work that way.
Dave | 16 | Wisconsin

#1044 | Saturday, March 16th, 2002
I was in my workshop, at my workbench in Yorkshire, in the UK, with the radio on. I was working on a setting for a piece of enamel. I sat for a few minutes listening in total horror to the broadcast. My thoughts went out to all the people I had met the previous January, when I came over on a 3 day visit. I had been a bit nervous of visiting New York, but found it so friendly.

I only hope that everyone who was so kind to me has found kindness now in others around them.

My heart goes out to you all.
L Glazzard | 45 | United Kingdom

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