#1452 | Tuesday, July 9th, 2002
To be real honset...I had the day off work, so I was sound asleep. My wife came - well more like burst - in, she had "the look" on her face - the kind you never really want to see.

I sat up and looked at her, "what is it?" - She didn't answer , kinda' a real errie silence, I knew it was bad.

I rushed downstairs just in time to see a "recap" on the news - It was one of those deeply errie, real deep feelings.

The kind WE DON'T want again!
Ben C. Hoffman | 28 | Nevada

#1453 | Tuesday, July 9th, 2002
On Sept. 11, i woke up to my mom crying and screaming "Oh My GOD!" I asked her what was wrong and she explained to me that the WTC was being attacked. I had never heard about the Twin Towers or the Pentagon until that morning. I had to ask several friends about it to fully understand what was happening. When I got to school that morning, my friend was crying hysterically. Her mother was in Boston that week, her flight back home was that morning, but fortunatly, she had woke up late and missed the flight. We later found out, that her flight was the plane that got hijacked. It was scary to see how so many people died that day, and I cant imagine how someone would ever want to comit such a crime.
Kirsten | 15 | California

#1454 | Tuesday, July 9th, 2002
What started as a beautiful morning evolved into the very same day that would change the rest of our lives forever. That morning my girlfriend of 4 years and I got up to a bright and sunny new day, with rejoice I got up myself to take her to work, but couldnt help but ponder the beauty of just being. I dropped off my love to work and began to glance on my outlook in hopes of unraveling my next adventure towards spiritual abundance. Later on that day I had planned to withdraw my overpriced ****** stock and cash in on an engagement ring. As I head on to the parkway to continue on home, I turn the radio dial, only to hear that a freak accident occurred. A prop. jet evidently may have landed into the WTC tower 2( north tower). After dismissing the like as just that a freak accident I continued on. But, had an erry feeling that foul play was at hand, we had actually been attacked. I got off the parkway immediately and called my girlfriend, family, et all in hoped of calm. Then, got news that the South tower was struck. The illusions of grandier were no more. We had been under attack for sure. That's when I broke down to ponder the why's who's and how's. That day was the beginning of the rest of our lives, a vision and experience that will torment and bind the remainder of our lives forever more. Life will be the same no more. The new world began on that very day, September 11th 2001.
yabyum | 28 | New York

#1455 | Tuesday, July 9th, 2002
On September 11, 2001 I had only been in high school for a few days. I was in my third period class, writing, when someone came in and whispered something into my teacher's ear. Apparently the administration as usual was trying to shelter the students from any important information. Things were going around in the hallway about 'the wtc got attacked', etc. etc. By sixth period, choir, everyone knew what happened. We sat around and listened to the radio. Everyone was devasted. I can understand that people were afraid if there loved ones were in the building, but otherwise, I just don't understand why people were SO affected. Yes, it is extremely sad that over 5,000 people perished over such a trite, trivial thing as cultural differences. Things like this happen all the time in Isreal. People seem to ignore the fact that there are constantly suicide bombers in Isreal. Living in America does not make you immune to things. I am also shocked by people's inibilities to understand that, yes, there are absolutely horrible people in the world. People have built walls up around themselves, and lived in a fantasy world. This is a sad sad awakening. This is a sad awakening that ANYWHERE, people kill eachother over disagreements. It is not a happy safe world. Another thing that bothered me about some peoples responses to the WTC attack was that they blamed all Arabs. I was watching the news, and I saw that a man who was HINDU, not even Muslim was shot. I believe this shows the true sorrow of the whole 9/11 situation. We were attacked because of cultural differences, and then people in this country have the nerve to be racist against muslims, and people who look remotely like muslims, and persecute them becuase they are different. This reveals the blatant hypocrisy of the whole situation and it is sad.

Though this entry is cynical and shows a different view point, it doesn't mean that I'm completely anti-America or anti-government. It also doesn't mean that I don't think that what happened on 9/11 was absolutely sub human and barbaric. Because it was. Anyone who kills anyone is subhuman. My heart goes out to all of the people who lost someone on 9/11. Maybe one day we can understand that we are all equal. Only then will we be able to function as truly the great creatures that humans are made out to be.
Julie | 15 | New York

#1456 | Tuesday, July 9th, 2002
I was a senior in my high school. It was second period, about 10:00 when my teacher said, "America has been attacked." This particular teacher always played jokes, and this just thought this was a cruel sick one. But when he saw the expressions of disbelief on our faces, he turned on the tv and let us watch the news. All day, every class, we watched the news. Alot of kids were crying, many prayed...but we all were scared...
steve | 18 | Georgia

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