#1988 | Tuesday, September 10th, 2002
What can I say about that day. I was in 2nd period 9th grade Health class. I remember our principal getting on the school microphone and telling everyone to turn on their tv's, something happened that the us goverment thought was a terrist action. So our health teacher turns on the tv, and he didn't turn the sound on because he was on the phone talking about fishing or something. At first we thought that it was just bombed, but then when he actually turned the volume on, we realized that a plane had hit the first tower. We actually saw the 2nd one hit. I was,of course, freaking out because i scare very easily. When iwas in Spanish 1, we saw the first tower collapse. By then we had already heard about the pentagon, and i realized that I had a cousin that worked there. My friend Cody's uncle also worked there so we talked about that. They turned off the broadcast, but our Spanish teacher turned on the radio, and we sorta heard something about a plane in Pennsylvania. When i was leaving Spanish class, my best friend Liz came up to me and she said THey are just getting closer and closer to West Virginia. And i realized oh wow, the area i live in is surrounded by power plants. Another comforting idea. I remember in 4th period, desktop publishing, thinking, I may not be allowed to do this, I don't really know, But I'm going to do it anyway. And with that I bowwed my head and prayed.
Sarai Lockett | 16 | West Virginia

#1989 | Tuesday, September 10th, 2002
At the time, I was working in a sheltered workshop for the developmentally disabled. I had one parent comein and announce in a loud voice that we were under attack. i had no idea what she was talking about, and thought she was overreacting as usual to something. I found out shortly after that this time, she wasn't. My coworker and I did not have the radio on, for fear that it would set off behaviotrs in our clients. We got bits and pieces from another co worker and played CDs so that the clients would stay calm. The workshop closed at 1 PM and all we told the clients was that something ahppened and you should be with yoyur families. I went to my mother's homeand that's when I saw the news. It was like a movie and I kept watching for Will Smith to appear soemwhere. I recieved several calls asking if my husband was Ok as he could have been there. In fact he had been several weeks prior.

Thank you to all that helped in the rescue efforts. Blessed be
Rhett | 32 | New Jersey

#1990 | Tuesday, September 10th, 2002
I was getting ready for school when our neighbor called saying the World Trade Center was attacked. At first I did not understand. When I turned on CNN i was horrified. When the towers fell it felt like a dream abad dream. At school we wached the news all day.

God bless America!!!

United We Stand!!!
Matt H | 12 | California

#1991 | Tuesday, September 10th, 2002
I remember September 11th like it was yesterday. I was sitting in my high school first period psychology class listening to a lecture. One of the social studies teachers (who spent his prep hour watching TV)came in and told us that a plane crashed into the WTC. At first everyone thought he was joking. When we turned on the TV and we were all in shock. Ten minutes later, I saw the second plane crash on TV. No one could say anything. We all thought this was too much like a movie because it was so unbelievable. During most of the school day, our eyes were glued to the TV. School was really quiet that day. I saw people cry in the halls. Many people were angry and the crashes were the only thing people talked about. Everyone was confused,sad and everyone prayed.
J.A. | 17 | Minnesota

#1992 | Tuesday, September 10th, 2002
I was at home & sleeping in when I was awoken by the phone ringing. It was my wife calling from her place of employment to tell me to turn on the television & watch because there was an apparent terrorist attack on the WTC.Upon hearing that I woke up real quick turned on our TV set & proceeded to watch events unfold before my eyes that had me literally gapeing with dropped jaw. I'm sure that like many fellow Americans my mind at first really could'nt grasp what I was seeing but in time the reality of it all sank in.As proud Americans both my wife & I are pleased to see how America as a nation united & worked together to get through this terrible,never to be forgotten tragedy! God bless Americas heros & citizens!
Len Patterson | 49 | Pennsylvania

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