#2084 | Wednesday, September 11th, 2002
I was in a hosipital in England recovering from depression and an attempted suicide! I did not need any more treatment after watching the events that unfolded. Life was put into perspective. I'd lived and worked in New York and lost many friends from the towers. My life suddenly felt so precious. I had so much to live for and be happy about and the only sorrow that I should have been feeling was for the victims and families involved. I still cry sometimes with anger, sometimes, with saddness and sometimes just remembering the good times I had with the people I'd lost but NEVER have I cryed for myself since, never have I had any pity for myself. Why did it have to happen? A question no one will never be able to answer. I will never know the grief that many people suffered but my heart is with them and hope that they can take comfort in everyone's support.
God bless America and all that stand by it!
L | 26 | United Kingdom

#2085 | Wednesday, September 11th, 2002
I was sitting in my grade eleven biology class, doing our first lab experiment, something about blood slides under the microscope. Our headmistress, Ms. Little came over the P.A. “girls, I am sad to report that-” the connection cut out. Then again, a few seconds later, she told us that there had been a terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. I was shocked, almost un-believing. She told the teachers that they could turn on the news if there was a television in the classroom. There wasn’t a TV, but at my school we all work on laptops. I tried CNN.com, then ABC news, NBC, CBS, all the sites were bogged down with too much traffic, I couldn’t get through. Finally I connected to the Yahoo news site, and was shocked to see the video stream of the plane flying into the first tower. I was terrified.
Angela Cummings | 17 | Canada

#2086 | Wednesday, September 11th, 2002
Note the following comments:
The first time I heard about 9/11 I was in school. I found out about 9/11 because my fifth grade teacher brought us to a room and told us. When I found out I thought they were kidding around. After awhile they let us see the news. On the news I saw the North tower being hit by the hijacked airplane then the South tower was hit. Then after an hour went by the two buildings collapsed. This is what I found out about 9/11.
by Jeanette of Bergenfield, N.J.

Jeannet | 10 | New Jersey

#2087 | Wednesday, September 11th, 2002

My Name is Rebecca. On September 11, 2001, I was at Washington School doing some work for my teacher. Then at 9:00 in the morning we went to the library. When the Twin Towers got hit we didn’t know. We knew something happened when everyone was going home from school with their moms and dads. At that time we were sad and wanted to know what happened and why everyone was going home from school with a parent.

When we left school we found out what happened and why everyone was going home with someone. At first I didn’t really get why everyone was crying and why it was all over the news. My sister told me that it means a lot to New York and everyone in the United Stated and around the world. Then I got a little sad about it all.

I think what they did is something most people will never forget. Some people that lost there loved ones will never ever forgive the people that did this horrible thing. I think what they did was mean and rude. I think most people want pay back on these people that were part of this.
Rebecca | 10 | New Jersey

#2088 | Wednesday, September 11th, 2002
I had taken my child to school that day. It started like any other day. Little did I know that it would be the last of "any other day". I struggled to get my child, neice and nephew. I watched in horror. My mother ached she said ,as she knew people where dying.
I reside less than a mile from the crash site. My home was covered in dust.
I did not want to clean the debris away because I knew it was the very essence of life. I knew I held the ashes, the DNA, the fragments of those snatched from this world. Days later, I began the clean-up and I did so with such ease and care.
The days that followed where no better. I adopted the mantra that stays with me today: "I will live until I die" it may sound simple-it is anything but simple.
I never lived with such thoughts or such an overwhelming ache before Sept. 11th. I will never be the same. Life as I knew it ended on that day.
javita banks | 42 | New York

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