#214 | Monday, October 22nd, 2001
the way i found out about what had happened was very frightening. i leave my tv on at night in my dorm room, and the night before i had it on nbc i think. well, i woke up to an image of smoke billowing around the towers. i seriously thought the world was ending, and that i was going to die that day. i've had an end of the world dream in the past, and it reminded me of it.

then i sat down and listened to what was actually going on. i said to myself the same thing that everyone else has been saying. i just had this feeling that nothing was ever going to be the same.

as far as how i am now.. i'm mostly just worried about my own life, and the lives of my loved ones. as long as the terrorists are stopped and those lives are protected, i'll be happy. i may not be shouting god bless america or flying flags from my car but i'm probably more supportive of america than i've ever been. so take that as you will.

i'm just lucky so far that nothing has happened to anyone i know.
rachel | 19 | Illinois

#215 | Monday, October 22nd, 2001
On the morning of Sept. 11th I walked into my Sophmore English class where the television was turned on. I saw it was something big but I didn't know how big of a deal it was. (I just thought it was something in Pittsburgh with a power plant or something like that.) As I started my warmup I heard the anchor of MSNBC say "...this is latest video of the plane crashing into the World Trade Center..." right then I turned around and you could see the destruction of the first tower and then seeing the plane hit the second.

Which later in the day I realized that my aunt works for American as a Stewardess and I wasn't sure if she was on one of those planes or not. But later that day I called my mom and she said my aunt was in Hawaii.

Kevin Higgins | 15 | Texas

#216 | Wednesday, October 24th, 2001
ON THIS HORRIFIC DAY I WAS ON MY WAY TO MY SONS PEDIATRICIANS OFFICE,,HE WAS IN NEED OF ONE SHOT IN ORDER TO BE ALLOWED TO ENTER KINDERGARTEN..i WAS DRIVING DOWN TYSON AVE. IN PHILADELPHIA,,AND PULLING INTO WAWA TO GET HIM A SODA,,WHEN IT CAME OVER THE RADIO THAT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER WAS SLAMMED BY TWO DIFFERANT PLANES,,AND THE BROADCASTERS OF THE RADIO STATION WHERE SAYING WHAT A COINSIDENCE IT WAS,,,BUT THE FEELING THAT I HAD IN MY GUT,,TOLD ME IT WAS NO COINSIDENCE..I KNEW AT THAT SECOND THIS WAS A DAY THAT MANY LIVES WOULD BE TAKEN AND THAT THIS WOULD BE A DAY THAT WOULD NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. WHILE SITTING IN MY SONS PEDIATRICIANS OFFICE IT CAME OVER THE NEWS THAT THE PENTAGON HAD ALSO BEEN A TARGET. BYE THE TIME MY SON HAD GOTTEN HIS SHOT AND I RETURNED HOME
(ABOUT 1 1/2 HOURS LATER) OUR CITY WAS IN MAYHEM,, A FRANTIC CITY WE WERE. PARENTS RUNNING TO GET KIDS FROM SCHOOL,,,NEWS BROADCAST ALL OVER THE T.V.,,AND MANY PEOPLE CRYING WHILE I PASSED THEM BY IN THIER CARS,,CELLULAR PHONES WERE DOWN,,IT WAS HORRIBLE.. BY THE DAYS END IT WAS OBVIOUSE THAT THIS WAS THE WORK OF A TERRORIST,,AND THAT MANY,,MANY, MNAY LIVES WERE TAKEN SO SELFISHLEY.
SINCE THAT DAY I HAVE DONE NOTHING BUT CRY,,I DIDNT LOSE ANYONE I KNEW,,NO ONE I KNEW WAS OR IS MISSING,,BUT WE AS A COUNTRY LOST SO, SO MUCH,,INNOCENT LIVES,,MOMMYS,,,DADDYS,,,G-MOMS,,ECT.,,I AM A MOTHER OD 7 BOYS,,AND CANT IMAGINE THE PAIN OF LOSING JUST ONE OF THEM,,OH MY GOD IT WOULD KILL ME,,AND TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE FEELING THAT PAIN JUST TOTALLY OVERWHELMS ME..
SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2001,, IS A DAY THAT I FOR ONE WILL NEVER,EVER FORGET....MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TODAY AND ALWAYS GO OUT TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE LOST SOMEONE ON THAT HORRIBLE DAY
MAUREEN MCCLOSKEY | 33 | Pennsylvania

#217 | Wednesday, October 24th, 2001
i work at a coffee shop on the campus of the university of michigan. i was working with 3 other people and the last of us had gotten to work at 8am. so unlike many students, we didn't see/hear any of it in the morning before class or work. i remember a customer telling us that the world trade center had gotten bombed or attacked or something and we were all just in shock. we were kinda standing around being, like, "um, how weird that we are at work serving freaking lattes to architecture students while all of this is going down." a kid came up and thought we were joking when we told him what had happened. he wouldn't believe us and was finally, "but i have 2 uncles who work in the wtc." i didn't even know what to say. we spent the rest of the day getting updates on what was going on via customers. it was so bizarre to be shut-off from all of the media that everyone else was getting. we just had word-of-mouth. it was unbelievable. i'll never forget it.
hillary | 22 | Michigan

#218 | Friday, October 26th, 2001
I was at work and listening on the radio when the first plane struck. I quickly ran into our kitchen along with several coworkers and were glued to the television set. When the first building came down I cried for all the people that I knew were trapped both inside and outside. Everday since then I have said a prayer for all the victims families and friends. Most of all I say a prayer for our wonderful President that he will make all the correct decisions that needs to be made.

I am a veteran of the United States Navy. I LOVE AMERICA and everything that it stands for. God Bless...
Michelle | 25 | Texas

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