#1060 | Monday, March 18th, 2002
I was running late, and caught NBC's morning show as I was walking out the door to the L (I live in Chicago). NBC had just cut to the dent in the first tower and were making up commentary because no one knew what was going on.

I got to work about 40 minutes later and the office had a TV set up. They re-played the footage of the second plane over and over. Then they announced that the Pentagon had been attacked and that there was another flight in the air.

I immediately tried to get ahold of my sister on my cell phone (she lives in DC), but couldn't get through. A bit later the first tower fell and then the second tower fell, and I walked to the men's room and cried in privacy.

Three hours later I reached my sister (who'd been running late, called in, and was told to stay home).

That was the worst incident to occur to our country during my lifetime. It was followed by a beautiful period of patriotism and moral renew. We must never forget what happened that day, because 1000's of innocent people my age and my parents age just showed up to work and died minutes later for no reason other than that we are Americans.

I don't believe that it should become a holiday, but I do think that the 9/11 documentary should be broadcast every 6, 9, 12 months to remind us of that day.
T Burdick | 28 | Illinois

#1061 | Monday, March 18th, 2002
Where was I September 11, 2001

Our company was in the process of installing wildlife plants along a creek and near a roadside to become habitat for birds and other forms of wildlife.We have been working with a local golf course to make their facility part of The National Audubon Society's Cooperative Sanctuary Program.


Sincerely,
Paul Sagherian,Jr.
Paul Sagherian, Jr. | 57 | Connecticut

#1062 | Monday, March 18th, 2002
On September 11, 2001 at the time of the attack I was in class at Mary Baldwin College. I couldn't believe what happened when I turned on the television, it was simply horrific.
Nichole Foreman | 20 | Virginia

#1063 | Monday, March 18th, 2002
I was at home, sleeping, because I was laid off at the time. My husband came rushing into the house (he turned around on his way to work) and yelled, "A plane just crashed into the World Trade Center!" and I said, "Was it an accident?" Then I fumbled for the remote. As soon as I turned on the tv we saw the second plane sink into the second tower. We were stunned into silence. We had two radios, two tv's, and both of our computers surfing different sites while we tried to figure out what was going on. I hope to never feel as horrified in my life. I just visited Ground Zero this past weekend (March 16th) and it was still so unreal to me. I felt sick.
Mary | 28 | Massachusetts

#1064 | Monday, March 18th, 2002
I was in my first block of classes in Culinary school. My best friend and I had run to the bathroom before starting to cut required veggies. Upon our return, our classmates told us that two planes had ran into the World Trade Center. I felt sick because I had been to the center two weeks prior to that date. While I was there, my mother and I commented on how horrible it must have been in 1993 when it was bombed. It was mind blowing to me that we had questioned that and now this was happening. My classmates and I couldn't concentrate on our work as a student ran in to tell us of the pentagon being hit. Soon after, another student ran in to tell us that the first tower fell. I remember all of us putting our knives down at that point and running to the closest tv. We watched in horror as the second tower fell and the pentagon was surrrounded by a thick black cloud that not only lingered over DC and NYC, but over our whole country. I will never forget that day, as much as I may try or want to.
Karen | 19 | New Jersey

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