#1447 | Sunday, July 7th, 2002
It was during first period that I left the classroom on an errand and I just started to wander the hallway. I looked out the window to see an explosion in one of the Twin Towers. After a friend told me he felt something shake the class ended and we entered second period where the principal told us about what just happened in New York and Washington that morning. Every class we went to, we were able to see the smoke. It was around lunchtime when things went insane. People were being picked up by their parents. Normally it takes my mother 30 minutes to get to my school, but because of the large amounts of police and emergency services, it took her an hour. I was at home around 1:30 to 2:00 and then I watched my sister go as she along with all nurses were summoned to the hospitals. I turned on the television to watch the coverage for several more hours.
G | 16 | New Jersey

#1448 | Sunday, July 7th, 2002
I live in Ireland.I work a night shift,and was due to be getting up when my fiance came running up the stairs shouting.In my confused daze,I could not make head nor tale of what he was trying to tell me.I could only piece together words "attack" "twin towers" "planes".What on earth was going on.......He shouted at me again,I cant really remember what.I got out of the bed and began my descent.When I walked into the living room and focused on the SKY news,nothing prepared me for what was unravelling before my eye's.
My entire body froze,I had goosepimples like never before,It was unbeleivable.Over and over I watched as they replayed the horrific video footage of the planes crashing into the towers.I sat down and cryed.......My brother rang me a few minutes later and asked me was I watching the news.We were as shocked as each other.And in some way we felt enraged and shamed,you see we are of mixed race.Our father was a pakistani muslim.From our little knowledge of the Qu'aran,of what we could remember,These people were not doing this in the name of Allah,They were doing it in the name of Insanity and Evil.GOd Bless all of those who died,and God protect there families.We are with you.
Ayshea Ullah | 25 | Ireland

#1449 | Sunday, July 7th, 2002
I had just dropped my Daughter off at daycare and was heading into the office. I was listening to the Bob And Tom Show on the radio when the first plane hit the tower. It was Tom that said something off-hand about a plane had just crashed into the World Trade Center, that he caught it out of the corner of his eye on the studio TV...

I got to work about 3 minutes later to find a hushed, pallor atmosphere. Some people were crying and others talking a mile-a-minute trying to make sense of the events unfolding before our eyes and ears.....
DSJ | 35 | Wisconsin

#1450 | Monday, July 8th, 2002
I skipped school that day with a friend to stay home and play some old nostalgic nintendo games. When I got to the last level of the game I ran out of missiles and died. I turned the game off and there they were on the TV, the burning twin towers. I didn't hardly knew about the towers, but I was very chocked and I've heard that many people say it was like a movie but I don't agree with them, it was more like... A nightmare where you couldn't wake up you could just stand there and watch in horror. All this turned me into a WTC collector, since I think they were the most beautiful towers ever created. Feel free to contact me if you want to.
Anton Forsander | 17 | Sweden

#1451 | Monday, July 8th, 2002
I was at my job at the Duke University Free Electron Laser Laboratory. The first I heard of it was when a co-worker asked me if I heard that one of the World Trade Center towers had been hit. My response was that I had not. I went to a computer where a few people were gathered watching the first tower burn. Within a minute the other tower was struck. My first reaction was that this was not an accident. I said this must be an attack.
Vernon Rathbone | 44 | North Carolina

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