#1848 | Monday, September 9th, 2002
Hi im 14 years old. My name is Diana i was in school when the twin towers were hit by a plane. I was in reading class when some classmate came in and told us that the twin towers had been hit by a plane i though it was a joke and i started to laugh. But it wasnt a joke, I took it serious when parents started picking up their kids, but i was like it cant be true! I went to science class and a teacher came in the classroom and told my teacher that the twin towers had been hit. At that time i was shocked....after that i went to english class and my teacher was crying hearing the news and as i was listening i wanted to cry too. I thank God that none of my relatives died, but for those who lost a relative a feel sorry for them i know that i would never feel their pain they have sufered...for those people that died they are my heroes...but for me they havent died they are around us, with us and they are alive in our hearts for ever.
Diana V.A | 14 | New York

#1849 | Monday, September 9th, 2002
As I awoke on the morning of september 11, 2001 I remember looking around the room and noticing my roommate watching the television. I got out of bed and walked towards him and asked what movie he was watching as I saw a building with a giant hole in the side of it engulfed with flames. News reporters were commenting on the event but I was too focused on finding out what movie it was. My roommate said that it was not a movie but that a hijacked plane had crashed into the world trade center. My jaw dropped to the floor in complete disbelief. I slowly walked to the couch and sat down still unable to close my mouth. I remember sitting there and watching the once massive building begin to crumble and buckle due to the crash. All of a sudden the camera cut away and showed another plane(one that i thought was just a replay of the first crash) unfortunately crashing into the second building. It was like a gunshot to the heart of America. I was motionless upon my couch with no will to move as I sat and watched the horrible tragedy occur. Never in my life had I seen anything as devastating as this. I prayed that everyone would be saved knowing that it was already too late. The feeling of helplessness overwhelmed me and I did not know what to do. That day is a memory that will be forever with me. A story to tell the kids about in the future and explain how America pulled together during this crisis and showed their pride. I had never seen so many flags displayed since that day and made so many people proud to be an American and show their support. September 11, 2001 will never be forgotten and I along with everyone else send sympathies to all those who have lost their loved ones. I realize how lucky I am to have the people in my life and appreciate it so much more.
Joshua Daniel Steffy | 19 | Illinois

#1850 | Monday, September 9th, 2002
I was sitting at my desk with a cup of coffee and doing some work on the computer at home when my daughter called me to tell me that NY was attacked. And for me to turn on the TV.

I did...and to my horror I saw something that would haunt me until I die. I saw the Twin Towers crumble to the ground and the news teams saying that there were hundreds trapped and that some one had the audacity to attack the United States.

All I could do was cry. Why would anyone want to attack the US? As long as I have been alive, the US had always came to the aide of hundreds of people in need...take a look at the war when the first President Bush was in office. Why this unadulterated attack on us? What did we do?...All these questions when I first saw what happened.

Now, a year later, I still don't have those answers...but I have alot of pride in my country. My country has done a wonderful job upholding what's right. I do not hold against those whose beliefs and religion just happens to be the same as those who attacked the US. For they too feel the hurt and pain this has caused. Whatever the goal was in attacking the US...those people have failed. We as people of the US stands united...as we should be!
Let those who feels the same as this stand with us and continue on. For those who lost loved ones...know that your loved ones memories are not forgotten. For without them...the many who survived wouldn't have...and for those who did the attack...We the people...of ALL nations..of ALL religions..stand UNITED!
Joyce | 40 | Colorado

#1851 | Monday, September 9th, 2002
i was sitting in my second block class and one of the other teachers in the school said "to turn the tv on cnn the world trade center buildings are being attacked." we watched it happen and the rest of the week all we did was watch cnn to find out what happened. i will never forget that day.
Jenifer | 18 | Michigan

#1852 | Monday, September 9th, 2002
I was actually in school, i'm 14. I was in social studies, period for, when my social studies teacher had filled us all in on what was going on. I asked if I could go to the office to see if the needed anything. I was walking trought the hall, when one of the aids, Mrs. Encke, came up to me and said that we needed to stay in our classrooms. I asked if she needed anything, becuase she seemed upset. She said, that all she needed was to keep the 6th and 7th graders calm, and to tell all the 8th graders to try to help, and for us to stay calm also. We all did, but the sad thing was, with all my skools immatuarity, they were all fixed, on getting out of school. I wanted to get home, talk to my parents, and ask them what was going on. But, no body really knew. WE all sat infront of the tv, hopeing, praying, that is wasn't as bad as it looked, but it was. Peopl had died, and although we cried, we knew it wasn't as bad as what the families felt.
On behalf of My family, friends and I, I would like to send out, my deepest sypathy, to the famlies who have lost loved ones. And I would also like to send out Thanks, to all the firefighters, police men, and all that helped in all that could be done. I wish I could have done more, but, since I am only 14, I couldn't, and all I can do, is reasure you, that you all have my prayers, and thanks
With all my love ~~~
Kayla Mertzeis | 14 | New York

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