#1763 | Sunday, September 8th, 2002
I was working for Hastings Direct in Bexhill an insurance company in Britain when the news broke. It was actually a customer who had phoned up for a quote which alerted us all to what was going on. I do remeber rushing home to find out exactly what had happended as the rumours flying round the office seemed to bizaar to be true, then seeing it for real was twice as terrible as the rumours! It was an awful day that will haunt most sane people till the day they die and i think everyone prays that we never see another one or for that matter are children never see another.
Cllr Robert Cooke | 24 | United Kingdom

#1764 | Sunday, September 8th, 2002
I was going to college in Berkeley CA and didn't have radio, television, internet, or the morning paper. I found out about the towers at 10 AM in my first class. We sat in a circle and talked about what we knew, where our families were, and cried together. After class I bought any newspapers I could find, and then went to a cafe that had their radio playing the news. I was so in shock and everything was going so quickly that I used my laptop to type up all the news at it came through, so that I could read it later when it would make sense (as much sense as anything like this could make). I cut the rest of my classes that day. Went back to my apartment, and stayed inside. Called my parents and grandfather to see if they were all OK. My sister had her 15th birthday that day, she's not looking forward to celebrating this year.
ACB | 21 | California

#1765 | Sunday, September 8th, 2002
I was at my desk at working and a colleague was on the telephone to his wife. She was at home watching TV that afternoon with her two young children. During the call my workmate remarks that his wife must be watching a film - the response comes back that she is in fact watching a breaking news story. We all race upstairs and switch on our TV to watch in horror a plane hit the south tower (we later find out that this is the second plane). Much speculation is made of why and who etc. We return to our desks only to told via further telephone calls that first one then both tower had fallen. The afternoon continues in silence. I leave for with my thoughts thousands of miles away for those people how had the lives taken.
Paul Dallimore | 35 | United Kingdom

#1766 | Sunday, September 8th, 2002
I was in school. I remember I was reading a book when my teacher came in and told us. We turned on the Tv and I just started crying!!
kayla | 10 | Indiana

#1767 | Sunday, September 8th, 2002
I was in my senior English class at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School in Whitman, Mass, when a student who had been at the nurses office came in and told us to turn on the TV, we did, just in time to figure out what had happened. Immediately after, we saw the towers fall...

I later found out (almost a whole year later) that my best friend, an Australian, was supposed to be on the flight heading to LA... thank goodness she did not get on that plane.

Another ironic thing that I was told almost a year later is that my really good friend, who happens to be from England was at the top of the WTC on Sept. 10 and has pictures and her ticket of admission, they were the last admitted to the top of the trade center towers... she also has pictures of the towers on that day from the top of the Empire State building.

Ironic, yes, but I am more than thankful about these close calls.

This will never be forgotten...
Danielle Mooney | 18 | Massachusetts

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