#1673 | Thursday, September 5th, 2002
We were Watching tv. my Two Brother-in-laws had just had come from Florida. My Son Craig was enjoying his 2nd Anniversay in Mexico at a resort he was married on that day. The shock was beyond comprehension, you sat and not a word was spoken I could see the men expressions, shock, sadness and feeling helpless , I cried, least I had that release, I thought of my Children, I called my daughter Lisa and asked about the children she was also crying, then I thought of Craig in Mexico, I had a hard time reaching him, but was able after a while. They also said everyone was sitting by the tv werever they looked, people crying trying to reach someone at home, many people knowing it was their Anniversay and that they were American and made it point to speak to them and tell them how sorry they felt,It was like everyone was part of it all felt the same. I don't think anything else in history every had that impact on so many people. We think often about the one's who lost their lives, we will never forget them, the way we would never forget Craig's Anniversay, this year the couple is traveling again I pray it won't be the same, but there is always a little nagging feeling, but by the Grace of God...
Mary Anne Poulin | 63 | Connecticut

#1674 | Thursday, September 5th, 2002
I was in the locker room at first peroid. A friend of mine had a radio-cd player, and he ran in tellin everyone. I stood dumbfounded on the bench in nothing but my boxers. The rest of the day we didnt do nothing but talk and crowd around kids with radios. When I got home I fliped on the tube and just watched. I have never seen anything so amazingly terrible in my life. Crazy.

Lets not forget all the soliders, airmen, saliors and marines who have died in Operation Enduring Freedom. Dont forget the warriors who died for our protection. Jesus says, There is no greater love than for one to lay down his life for another.
Fedj | 15 | Wyoming

#1675 | Thursday, September 5th, 2002
I was in school on 9/11/01. It was my last year of being a nursing student. After break, a fellow classmate came into class saying something had happened, that the World Trade Center's were gone. I didn't comprehend at the time what had happened, and didn't until about 3pm when I got home. In five minutes flat I saw what had happened during the day. The first tower being hit, then the second, then the pentagon, the second tower collapsing, then the first .... I sat in horror. I thought, all those people..they all just died. I could not understand. I cried. I felt a sadness that I had never felt before. For days and weeks and months, I had to know about the people who survived, the people who were lost, the towers, the pentagon. I was trying to know so much because I was trying to understand, trying to find reason. I now know that there is no understanding. There is no reason. Only the realization that we need compassion and patience all over the world. We need to look at each person we know and love them for who they are, and try to erase the anger and hurt in the world. We need to have love in the world ... even if it takes closing our eyes each day picturing the horrifying events of to remind ourselves. We cannot let these people who died, go without being remembered. We need to take the strength of the survivors, of NYC, of Washington and PA. We cannot forget.
Tammy Keddy, Registered N | 22 | Canada

#1676 | Thursday, September 5th, 2002
I was sleeping, and my mom came in and said that a plane had crashed into the WTC...I didn't think much of it, but I turned on the radio and heard everything. I went downstairs and right as I set foot in the living room, I watched the TV, and the first tower fell. I was really scared and didn't want to go to school, but I did, and everyone just sat silent the whole day...I was in total shock and I remember we were supposed to take the Senior Picture that day so all the seniors were there early before the rest of the school and we sat in the parking lot listening to everyone's radios in their cars. Almost no one spoke. It was...unbelievable.
Emily Hummel | 18 | California

#1677 | Thursday, September 5th, 2002
I WAS GETTING READY FOR WORK WHILE THE
MORNING NEWS WAS ON MY TELEVISION JUST LIKE EVERY SINGLE MORNING. THEN SUDDENLY A BREAKING NEWS FLASHED ON TV SHOWING ONE OF THE TWIN TOWERS WAS ON FIRE. I SAT, LISTENED, AND WATCHED INTENSELY AND DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK AND SAY. MY DAUGHTER CHRISTIE WAS HOME THAT DAY, BECAUSE SHE HADN'T GONE TO SCHOOL BECAUSE SHE WAS SICK. MY HUSBAND, RANDY, ALREADY LEFT FOR WORK. MY OTHER DAUGHTER, MARIE, WAS IN COLLEGE IN VERMONT, AND MY OTHER DAUGHTER, MARILYN, WAS IN NJ WITH HER 2YR OLD SON, ZACH, WHILE HER HUSBAND ROLLIE IS IN THE U.S. NAVY WAS AWAY(SHIP) SOMEWHERE IN THE ATLANTIC SEA. SO I SAT THERE AND WATCHED THE TERRIFYING PICTURES AS IT UNFOLDED. I WATCHED THE SECOND PLANE HIT THE OTHER TOWER. AND I THOUGHT I WAS JUST WATCHING A MOVIE SCENE, I CALLED MY DAUGHTER TO COME OUT IN THE LIVING ROOM AND WATCH WHAT'S GOING ON, I WAS PRACTICALLY YELLING BUT SHE WAS SO SICK TO GET UP FROM HER BED. I DIDN'T WANT TO GO TO WORK THAT MORNING BUT I HAD TO.
ON MY WAY TO WORK, I HAD MY CAR RADIO ON
AND HEARD THAT A PLANE CRASHED IN THE PENTAGON SHORTLY . THEN WHEN I REACHED MY WORK (WAL-MART)ANOTHER PLANE HAD CRASHED IN PENNSYLVANIA SEVERAL MINUTES
AFTERWARDS. ALL THE TV'S WERE ON AT THE STORE THAT MORNING SHOWING THE AFTERMATHS, I BOUGHT A SMALL RADIO SO WE COULD LISTEN WITH MY CO-ASSOCIATES AND SO WITH OUR CUSTOMERS. EVERYBODY WAS IN SHOCKED, CRYING, TERRIFIED AND DISBELIEF. I COULDN'T FUNCTION THAT DAY, NUMBED NOT JUST ME BUT JUST ABOUT EVERYBODY. I DIDN'T KNOW HOW I GOT THROUGH THAT DAY. THE WHOLE STORE WAS SOMBER.





LUZ PELKEY | 45 | Connecticut

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